Magazine Headline Reads “Women of Color” as White Women Pose in Photo

Utah Magazine Celebrates Its (White) 'Women of Color'

Gawker called out Utah Valley Magazineyesterday for using “Women of color” as the headline for its editor’s note while a group of white female staffers posed for the accompanying photo. The “Women’s Issue” was the theme for this July/August issue of the magazine.

Jeanette Bennett, the editor of the magazine said:

That was not intended as an ethnic comment. It was just clever wordplay. It was that women add color, and there's more than one meaning of color.

Yet, only white men and women seem to have a voice in the magazine’s editorial content as the publication does not employ anyone of color. But, I guess, why hire people of color when you can just have your staffers dress in colorful attire?

Bennett told Gawker:

I definitely don't think we're ethnically diverse. But we did have an article in this issue about the first African American Miss Utah Teen USA.

Thank goodness for that Utah Valley.

The magazine has now changed the headline to “Colorful Women” on its online version.

AlterNet / By Alyssa Figueroa

Posted at July 10, 2012, 10:56am

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