Chronicle: AsianWeek columnist fired

From an article posted today at 2:57 p.m.:

The author of the “Why I Hate Blacks” column published Friday in AsianWeek has been dismissed, and editors say publication of the piece was “a serious lapse in editorial judgment.”

“The failing of our editorial process in allowing this piece to go forward was an insensitive and callous mistake that should never have been made by our publication,” AsianWeek editor-at-large Ted Fang said today at a news conference organized by the local branch of the NAACP.

New York-based Kenneth Eng will no longer be writing for the paper, Fang said.

The editor(s) responsible for allowing the column to run are still at-large.

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