Should Essence Magazine have hired a woman of colour as its new Fashion Director?
Today, Jonathan Torrens hosted a Q Debate (with Sophia Nelson and Michaela Angela Davis) over the recent decision by Essence Magazine -- a fashion and lifestyle magazine dedicated to black women -- to hire a white woman as its full-time Fashion Director.
What do you think?
Should Essence have hired a woman of colour for the job, considering it's an African American magazine in an industry with a history of exclusion? Or has Essence made a step in the right direction by placing qualifications over tradition?