Not only did the Israelis meet with the Palestinians yesterday! Glamour Magazine met with black people. The topic at hand was Ashley Baker, the white former fashion blogger-editor from Kansas who told a bunch of lawyers that Afros and dreadlocks were a corporate "don't", although maybe she didn't exactly say that but either way now she's gone like Yasser Arafat, and yet institutional racism remains. Which is why, as many of the people who attended yesterday's event pointed out, Ashley's alleged statement was actually fairly accurate and pragmatic advice. What to do? No one knows! We weren't invited, but the reviews are in and it sounds like an amiable star-studded gabfest, replete with Veronica Chambers and Court TV's Jami Floyd and moderated by NPR's Farai Chideya, with one notable exception, chronicled by (white) blogger Girlbomb.
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