Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor
Racism is a topic that is tender to bring up. However, in a recent article that Cosmopolitan published on its online magazine, racism was definitely prevalent.
The article discussed recent trends that were either “gorgeous” or “need to die. ” The 21 trends that were considered “gorgeous” had white models showing the trend.
However, those trends that “need to die” had women of color.
According to Buzzfeed, the article received more than 80,000 across the Internet due to the controversial photos.
Racism is already a difficult and argumentative subject to discuss. The fact that such a huge and popular magazine, both online and in print for women of all races, published such a discriminating article is unacceptable.
Whether it just so happened to be that those trends that “need to die” were trending with women of color, the magazine should have recognized this and found a way to integrate women of color into the “gorgeous” trends and vice versa.
The title “trends that need to die” is just as harsh as the racism that Cosmo published in its issue.
Anyone that saw their picture on a website under “trends that need to die” would feel offended, no matter what color their skin is