Advertising

"Allure Magazine" put together a vintage 70s photo shoot and no one said, "Hey, maybe we should have a black woman in this?"

This article featuring a white lady sporting a Rachel Dolezal is supposed to be about getting a look you wouldn't expect your hair to have, so I can almost see the logic behind this choice by the Allure editorial staff. But their theme was "70s," an era in which hairstyles for black women, particularly the Afro, had an important political context within the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Eliding that context is ignorant at best, insulting at worst. And, damn, were people insulted!

Many are pointing out how the spread is a perfect example of cultural appropriation:

Sources: Allure Magazine | h/t BuzzFeed Life