Atlanta Newspaper Posts Racist Tweet about Georgia Lottery Winner

Maddi Blankenship

If you’re in the business of mass communication, you should know to by now to avoid the derogatory stuff. Unfortunately, someone at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution didn’t get that memo.


Twitter gives users a voice, and a lot of them take advantage of this in the worst way by posting racist, sexist and downright inappropriate stuff. We would expect more from a newspaper…you’d think.

AJC followed up quickly by erasing the tweet and posting an apology.

But how much did this apology matter? According to Black Entertainment Television, not much.

Editor Kevin Riley has since released a statement:

“The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sincerely regrets an earlier Twitter message that contained an inappropriate statement. We took immediate action to apologize via social media and…

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