Via The Independent
Ellianna Placas, who has been appointed fashion director at Essence, America’s largest magazine for African-American women, is white. The row has turned attention once more to the lack of racial variation within the fashion industry.
“I am so, so hurt and confused and frankly angry by this news,” said writer, stylist and former Essence fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, on Twitter earlier this week. “I feel like a girlfriend has died.”
Davis’s comments have in turn prompted outcry and accusations of “reverse racism”, but many other readers and media figures have threatened to stop buying the magazine in the wake of Ms Placas’s appointment. Continue Reading….
I wonder what Essence’s next move will be? Fire Ellianna before she’s even started the job and then face discrimination charges or stand by their original decision and pray it all blows over.
Former Essence fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, on Twitter earlier this week. “I feel like a girlfriend has died.”
Oh calm down Michaela. Less of the dramatics luv!
In my opinion if the woman was the best candidate out of all those who applied for the position then just leave her alone to get on with the job.
Your thoughts please….