Newspaper Covers Simone Manuel’s Historic Gold In Olympically Offensive Way – Huffington Post

Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American,” said the story’s headline and a subsequent tweet.

Twitter users immediately blasted the phrasing for not even mentioning Manuel’s name and solely describing her as “African-American.” 

They also slammed the headline as sexist, as it focused on Phelps and his achievement of winning his 22nd gold medal. That was despite his accomplishments forming the secondary part of the article, being only detailed from the 14th paragraph onwards.


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