#BlackGirlMagic is coming out in full force at the 2016 Olympics. That was no different when 20-year-old Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. But one American newspaper is getting slammed for the way it reported the historic win.

The San Jose Mercury News used one article to acknowledge Michael Phelps’ 22nd gold medal as well as Manuel’s win. However, the headline the paper decided to use raised a few eyebrows.

“Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American,” the headline read, along with an accompanying tweet.

The headline doesn’t identify Manuel and undermines her achievement, simply calling her an “African-American.” Although Phelps’ feats are truly astonishing and there are many reasons to admire him, he’s been winning since the 2004 Olympics. Manuel shouldn’t have to “share” her moment with him and be reduced to simply a race.

I personally find the headline racially insensitive as well as sexist. Mercury News basically said “Phelps won again… Oh and so did some black.” Social media criticized the paper’s judgement.

The paper has since changed the headline to “Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michael Phelps make history.”

The article also now includes an editor’s note/apology:

“The original headline on this story was insensitive and has been updated to acknowledge the historic gold medal wins by both Simone Manuel and Michael Phelps. We apologize for the original headline. The story has also been updated.”

Meanwhile, Simone Manuel hopes to inspire other black people. She is breaking barriers and stereotypes of African-American and swimming with her win, unfortunately, San Jose Mercury News proves she how much more improvement is needed.

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