Why, indeed? Media outlets pushed out the Associated Press report and all focused on “mixed-race” in their headlines.
Strom Thurmond's mixed-race daughter dies at 87 http://t.co/87gSoxj4
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2013
Essie Washington-Williams, the mixed-race daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, has died: http://t.co/oYCWqLHp -CC
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 5, 2013
Strom Thurmond's Mixed-Race Daughter Dies At 87 | http://t.co/QeSULdOZ
— WBT Radio (@wbtradio) February 5, 2013
Segregationist Strom Thurmond's family was 'very caring,' said mixed-race daughter he kept secret: http://t.co/gY0DvaUJ
— David Beard (@dabeard) February 5, 2013
Strom Thurmond's mixed-race daughter dies at 87 http://t.co/IDiwYVwa
— The Clarion-Ledger (@clarionledger) February 4, 2013
Disgusted Twitter users call them out.
— Wes (@FTWes) February 5, 2013
— Yung Taco al Pastor (@YungTacoX) February 5, 2013
Strom Thurmond's Daughter Dies … But why is she always noted as the "mixed-race daughter?" http://t.co/GUCxaJxt
— Jermaine Richardson (@wjr_1) February 5, 2013
— Maxine Baptiste (@brownsugar7878) February 5, 2013
@USATODAY why does she have to called his mixed race daughter? She's his daughter.
— nina blue (@NinaBlue2010) February 5, 2013
— MRLeaver (@MRLeaver) February 5, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Essie Mae Washington-Williams. A person. Whose life should not be qualified with “mixed-race” upon her passing.
Shame on you, AP.