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Shonda Rhimes responded to the leaked email exchange between Sony executive Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin by calling it “racist”.

The Scandal showrunner took to her Twitter account to dismiss the notion that the offensive email was “racially insensitive”, which safely undermines the gravity of the overall message.

Both Pascal and Rudin have since issued apologies but the real question is how this latest scandal will affect the future trajectory of Black Hollywood . The crux of the matter lies in the fact that powerful studio execs consistently refuse to diversify their portfolio because of their seemingly narrow-mindedness which has been adequately proven through the blistering email exchange mocking Black films, it’s stars and even the President.

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 8.26.41 PMReverend Al Sharpton also chimed in about the leaked emails:

“These emails nominate Amy Pascal to be considered by some of us in the same light that we concluded and moved on the ownership of Donald Sterling of the L.A. Clippers,” said Sharpton.

He said the comments should inspire an industrywide discussion: “The statements clearly show how comfortable major studio powers are with racial language and marginalization. Her apology is not enough; there must be moves by her studio and others to respect the African American community and reflect that respect in their hiring and business practices.”

Again, Chris Rock’s eye-opening essay for The Hollywood Reporter remains a valid summary of the whitewashing of an industry that is steadfast in its stringent convictions

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  • Mary Burrell

    Oprah and Tyler Perry told Don Lemon that what was said about Obama wasn’t racist. I too through with the house slaves. Being apologist for these racist jackholes. SMDH.

  • Mary Burrell

    If they (Oprah and Tyler) they will be coming for them. I hope they don’t have any skeletons in their closet that could ruin and bury them. Because those people will turn on them.

  • The Scandal showrunner took to her Twitter account to dismiss the notion that the offensive email was “racially insensitive”, She is right and I admire her strengths and independent thinking by not letting other tell her what something is when it’s not I agree with her as she said it stinks like a pile of shiii but it’s not racist. Look y’all we got to stop looking for racism and sexism where it don’t exist.