She said: Cheerios backlash, a Sikh private eye and Oprah’s hail Perry

May 31, 2013

Here’s a sampling of what women are writing about on other sites.

Yvette Dionne, at Cluth Magazine, calls attention to a racist backlash to a new Cheerios commercial that features an interracial family.

Rinku Sin, at Colorlines, chats with writer A.X. Ahmed about his new novel featuring an undocumented Sikh immigrant as a private eye. Ahmed says he wanted to give readers a sense of “what it felt like to be an immigrant in post 9/11 America.”

Helena Andrews, on The Root, thinks she understands why Oprah Winfrey has turned to Tyler Perry’s “formulaic and Frankensteinian approach to entertainment” to save the media queen’s struggling OWN network.

Vanessa Williams is a deputy national editor at The Post and edits the She The People blog. She has covered and edited local and national politics for the paper. Contact her at Vanessa.Williams@washpost.com.
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