By Jennifer RubinWashington Post columnistJennifer Rubin, a columnist at the Washington Post, has been suspended from the paper over a post about dogs.
The Post said in a statement Thursday that it had reached a settlement with Rubin, who had received a letter in early March from a member of the newsroom.
The letter, signed by several editors, accused Rubin of “misrepresenting the racial dynamics in our newsroom.”
In a column for the Post, Rubin argued that the dog, a 10-year-old Labradoodle mix named Bouncer, is the subject of a “race card game” at the Post.
Rubin wrote that a group of people were playing a game called “Race Card” in which “players must find a dog, tag it, and then use it as a racial card to win points.”
She said the dog is also “the subject of racial slurs.”
The dog was not in the game at the time, but a video of the game posted on the Post’s Facebook page shows a dog tag being used to play a game with a dog.
Rubin apologized for the post on her personal Facebook page, writing, “I do not represent all dog owners.
My intent was not to denigrate any dog owners, especially our dogs.
I apologize if I offended anyone.”
The Post also said in its statement that Rubin will continue to receive a daily email alert about the dog’s whereabouts.
The incident has caused some consternation in the Washington area, where people have criticized the Post for being overly critical of white people and dog owners in general.
“It’s just a matter of time before this gets taken down,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, “If Jennifer Rubin is going to defend the white race, she should at least have the decency to actually do the research.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.