Top editor at The New York Times walks back controversial comment on race amid criticism

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The top editor of The New York Times on Thursday, aiming to quell mounting scrutiny from both employees and outside critics, walked back a controversial comment he and the newspaper's managing editor made last week in which they said the newspaper does not "tolerate" the use of racist language "regardless of intent."
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"In our zeal to make a powerful statement about our workplace culture, we ham-handedly said something you rightfully saw as an oversimplification of one of the most difficult issues of our lives," Executive Editor Dean Baquet told staff at a meeting. "It was a deadline mistake and I regret…
Oliver Darcy, CNN Business
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