I know to many of us this doesn’t come as a surprise, but it seems as if the folks over at The Hill may need a reminder of the fact that, you know, not all Black people look alike.
Even if their last names are the same.
The political publication got a good roasting on Twitter on Monday after it published a story about Susan Rice, former national security adviser, possibly being interested in running against Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins in the future. However, attached to the story was an image of Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State to President George W. Bush.
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) October 8, 2018
Needless to say, the mix-up took off on Twitter, where The Hill was subject to a good ol’ roasting.
All Black People Look The Same. https://t.co/AbGvlZ0QwK
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 8, 2018
Wrong Rice. https://t.co/LA6UN26XAQ
— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 8, 2018
my goodness. https://t.co/2lIDsxE2yC
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 8, 2018
Confusing black people, part 9,243 https://t.co/7uYFhpVasj
— Dartunorro D. Clark (@DartDClark) October 8, 2018
Oh dear. Well, at least it wasn’t a photo of Patti LaBelle. https://t.co/p2abq2Jcd0
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 8, 2018
— Stephanie Cegielski (@SCegielskiPR) October 8, 2018
Of course, The Hill fixed the photo, but it was too late by then, and naturally the moment lives on in screenshots.