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Poll: Should Race Be a Factor in Essence’s Hiring?

Last week we heard some news that left many aghast. Essence Magazine had hired a white fashion director, Ellianna Placas, formerly of O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. Some feel like it is a magazine for black women by black women. Others feel like we are beyond race and good fashion is good fashion regardless. This news has undoubtedly caused a lot of mixed thoughts. We even saw some mixed reviews on our Facebook Fan Page.

You can check out some of the articles about this here:

So tell us what you think – is this progressive or regressive?

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