This is an excerpt from her essay White Women Don’t Need To Be On The Covers of Any More Magazines, Okay? Britini is White. It’s in response to Jada Pinkett’s comment about having White women cover Black magazines like Essence. I tweeted and retweeted a lot of responses to this on my Twitter account for @GradientLair; many Black women (and some men) on Twitter felt hurt/angry by Jada Pinkett suggesting this. One of the tweets that I sent was a suggestion for a White intersectional feminist to speak out on Eurocentric beauty myths and media domination. She replied to me, and later posted the above-referenced essay, which I sent to Jada’s Twitter.
I love Jada; I don’t have Facebook so I don’t follow every post she makes, which usually are great, but I heard that the last few were troubling. I just posted something admiring her the other day. But this…just…NO.