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Title: Fury as white Aussie wins black mag job
Post by: Private on 04 August 2010 at 04:10
White Aussie woman sparks racial fury - by winning job at black magazine

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By Peter Mitchell From:The Daily Telegraph

Magazine gets first white fashion director
Move slammed by black media workers
Editor-in-chief defends appointment

AN Australian woman has made American magazine history - and sparked a storm of protest - by becoming the first white fashion director of iconic black lifestyle publication Essence.

The hiring of Elliana Placas in the role - after a 40-year history of having an African American as fashion director - has been met with a vicious reaction from both readers and industry identities.

Essence, dubbed the ultimate fashion and lifestyle magazine for black women, has been slammed for the decision, with the magazine's former fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, launching an attack against Ms Placas' hiring.

"It is with a heavy, heavy, heart I have learned that Essence magazine has engaged a white fashion director," Ms Davis wrote.

"This hurts, literally, spiritually. If there were balance in the industry, if we didn't have a history of being ignored and disrespected, if more mainstream fashion media included people of colour before the ONE magazine dedicated to black women 'diversified', it would feel different."

Ms Davis' comments resulted in fierce debate online and news organisations across the US have picked up the story.

Ms Placas' resume is impressive since moving to the US from Australia, working on a mix of mass-selling American publications including 0: The Oprah Magazine, Us Weekly, New York, More and Life & Style.

Essence editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray defended the hiring of the Australian, telling the New York Post she understood "this issue has struck an emotional chord with our audience" but explained Ms Placas was hired after working on the magazine on a freelance basis for six months.

Ms Burt-Murray said Ms Placas showed "creativity", "vision" and "enthusiasm and respect for the audience and our brand" while the reader response to her work had been positive.

But several African-American commentators accused the magazine of robbing a black woman of a rare job in fashion media by hiring Ms Placas.

"The fashion industry at large is a very hard place to be if you have a black or a brown face," Style consultant Najwa Moses said.

"Essence is the one place we think, 'Oh, if I keep moving up in my career, I might make it there'."

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Title: Re: Fury as white Aussie wins black mag job
Post by: Private on 04 August 2010 at 12:14
The nigger's  true racism comes to the surface at moments like these  ;)  It's not equality they want, but  rule

over the White man .