Ellianna Placas/LIM College

Essence magazine recently fired their first ever white fashion director Ellianna Placas. Placas has faced scrutiny since her July 2010 appointment by the magazine’s former editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray. The Huffington Post reports:

Ellianna Placas, Essence magazine’s fashion director, has been fired according to the New York Post.

Placas was hired in July 2010 by the magazine’s former editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray and her tenure was mired in controversy from the start. The decision to place Placas, who is white in a key editorial role at the black women’s magazine, was unpopular with Essence’s loyal readers.

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