An Open Letter From A Black Elder: Asian Family Please Stop Using The N-Word! Teen Vogue Drama Part 2

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McCammond ousted by n-word using Asian woman

In an ugly episode of an Asian person using anti-Black language, we find Christine Davitt, who was part of the staff revolt in opposition to Alexi McCammond as Teen Vogue’s EIC. Alexi posted insensitive Tweets about Asians (she’d apologized for years prior). However, Davitt conveniently forgot how she loved using the N-word when she was around the same age as Alexi.

Christine Davitt should also issue an apology to McCammond and all the people she rallied to oust her. Davitt is a sad, but glaring example of how some Asian or multiracial people weaponize their proximity to whiteness.

Callouts and getting caught

Oh the assimilated, hypercritical caucasity of it all. So Christine didn’t think twice about ousting a talented Black woman for complaining about being bested by an Asian person or for calling an Asian person “stupid” or “old”. Yet, I guess we’re suppose to show her grace and forgiveness for using the N-word at the same age. NOPE!

Equal opportunity ousting

This isn’t tit for tat. This is what real equity looks like. White, Asian and Black and Hispanic people get the same consequences for the same violations.

Do big corporations really care as much about anti-Black racism?

Now let’s see if the Conde Nast, Burt’s Bees and Ulta Beauty care just as much about blatant anti-Black racism as they do Asian bias?

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