The question sounds harmless enough, but after reading a little more, Jada heads right for black women, wondering why we ask to be featured on the cover of white women’s magazines, but do not extend the opportunity for white women to be featured on the cover of black women’s magazines.
Jada wrote “With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is this… if we ask our white sisters, who tend to be the guardians of the covers of mainstream magazines, to consider women of color to grace these covers, should we not offer the same consideration to white women to grace our covers?” Jada goes on to ask “To my women of color, I am clear we must have something of our own, but is it possible to share in the spirit in which we ask our white sisters to share with us?”
I personally have many thoughts about what Jada said, particularly her use of the word sisters. I don’t ever remember white women having a sisterly attitude toward black women or ever fighting for our right to cover their magazines. But I will pull back on sharing my total feelings on what Jada wrote, and instead ask you, my beautiful Brown Sistas, to share your thoughts.
Should black female magazines feature white women on their covers?