The Essence Magazine Debate

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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?

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