Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Essence's White Fashion Director Ellianna Placas Causes Controversy

This woman is a fashion editor. She isn't writing about racism or social experiences of black women, so it doesn't matter what one's ethnicity or even sex is for this job. Clothes are clothes, no? I can understand why one would hire a black person if they wanted to talk about social issues, however (even though it would be ILLEGAL to say so in a job posting. It's just something that is "understood," I guess - one reason why I, as a female, would probably never apply for a job at, say, Maxim unless they're looking for someone who can write from a woman's point of view)
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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