Using A Woman Of Color As The "Background" In A Photo Shoot: It's Not Okay

A couple of days ago, a post titled "Background Color" appeared on Racialicious. The jumping-off point is a photograph, by Alex Hoerner, from Nylon magazine (at left), in which Beth Ditto from The Gossip is playing cards with the housekeeper in a motel. And yeah, the housekeeper is a woman of color. The post's author,… » 7/31/08 4:40pm 7/31/08 4:40pm