Dear Elle Magazine, Black People are Not a Trend

It looks like Elle Magazine is, once again, in serious hot water for pretty blatant ignorance.

In a move to appear diverse and inclusive, ElleGermany declared that “Black is back,” on their most recent cover, referring to what Elle deemed to be a resurgence of Black models. The article written about these Black Models featured Joan Smalls (a Puerto Rican supermodel who was ranked

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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.