Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, issued the following statement:
“The multitudes of people deeply offended by Andreeva’s piece were responding to its content, not its title. The article’s core argument was a dangerous one: that opening the doors of opportunity for marginalized communities will somehow hurt white people. This is precisely the thinking that maintains a discriminatory status quo in Hollywood.
“Almost as galling as the article itself is the fact it received a green light from Deadline in the first place. For a major entertainment news outlet like Deadline Hollywood to provide a platform for such harmful rhetoric suggests a serious breakdown in their editorial process, and a lack of diversity behind the scenes.
With more than one million members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.