No Women of Color In Utah

Women of Color” is what editor Jeanette Bennett settled on for the July/August issueUtah Valley, which was pointed out to us by a tipster. Because look at all the colors! Red, yellow, green—is that melon? Oh and white.

“That was not intended as an ethnic comment,” Bennett told me when I called to ask her if she was familiar with the traditional understanding of the adjectival phrase in question. “It was just clever wordplay. It was that women add color, and there’s more than one meaning of color.”

So I get that it’s kind of dumb to use such a well known phrase that’s traditionally associated with non-Caucasian women, but I’m going do something that I rarely get to do - stand up for the white people.

Have you ever been to Utah?  Granted, I’ve only been to one tiny town, but it reminded me a lot of somewhere I have frequented: Nebraska.  And I have to be perfectly honest with you - unless this magazine existed in one of two Nebraskan cities, there would be barely any women of color to hire, not to mention how many of those available women actually want the job.  

So I have to ask - was anyone in the magazine’s pool of applicants ever not white?  I think a better pondering would be why none of those women are fat…


I Am Light Cyan

you are lightcyan
Your dominant hues are green and blue. You’re smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people’s conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you’re working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
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