Wow I was really out of the “loop” on this story that has been stirring debate on the web for the past week & a half. Apparently, an editor at Glamour Magazine recently stuck her foot in her mouth while giving a presentation on the dos and don’ts of ‘corporate fashion’ at a New York law firm.
According to August issue of American Lawyer magazine:
First slide up: an African American woman sporting an Afro. A real no-no, announced the ‘Glamour’ editor to the 40 or so lawyers in the room. As for dreadlocks: How truly dreadful! The style maven said it was ‘shocking’ that some people still think it ‘appropriate’ to wear those hairstyles at the office. ‘No offense,’ she sniffed, but those ‘political’ hairstyles really have to go. [SOURCE]
Due to the heat the blogworld has been giving the story, Glamour Magazine couldn’t keep quiet on this one. They released a statement to the American Lawyer via email:
In an e-mail statement to The American Lawyer, the fashion magazine repudiated the beauty advice, and characterized the editor as a “junior staffer” who spoke “without her supervisor’s knowledge or approval.” Moreover, the statement said that Glamour has a “longstanding commitment to inclusion and diversity.” [SOURCE]
Many black lawyers have announced that they would never buy another Glamour Magazine again. What’s your take on this issue?