Earlier today, Reince Priebus wrote a letter to Ebony’s editor in chief, saying that RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams “deserves an apology” after Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux made assumptions about [Williams’] race” and dismissed “black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse.”

This afternoon, Ebony.com posted a response:

It concluded with the following:

EBONY acknowledges Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux’s lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account and apologizes to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community.

Netroots Nation’s Elon James is pissed off again, of course:

As are Lemieux’s other supporters:




But Williams graciously accepted the apology:

And other conservatives are applauding Ebony’s move:

Kudos, Ebony.



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