Soledad O’Brien, Others Criticize CNN for “How Black Will the Royal Baby Be?” Headline

Ex-CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien slammed her former network over a lack of diversity on Monday after CNN’s website responded to the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son by asking, “How black will the royal baby be?”

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin captured an image of the headline, which was noticed by O’Brien.

“CNN needs more people of color working in the executive, decision-making ranks. Obviously,” O’Brien captioned the image of CNN’s headline regarding the race of the royal baby.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The headline directed readers to an analysis labeled, “Don’t use the royal birth to trot out a dangerous myth” and urged people not to turn the baby into “another Great Mixed-Race Hope.” CNN’s John K. Blake – who wrote the piece – responded to Ruffin’s initial tweet with his defense.

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SOURCE: Brian Flood | Fox News