The publishing industry has made great strides this week with Condé Nast naming Keija Minor as the editor-in-chief of Brides magazine, making Minor the first African-American to ever hold the title at a Condé Nast Publications (CNP) magazine.
Why is this news anything but ‘minor’? The privately owned company that produces 18 magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and GQ had yet, until now, name a person of color as editor in 103 years.
Although most are excited about Minor’s promotion, others are asking the question of what took Condé Nast so long to take responsibility of diversifying their organizations leaders. Furthermore, does Minor’s new assignment hint at the beginning of a diverse point-of-view from mainstream publications or merely a ploy to make right what they’ve nearly neglected for over 10 decades–diversity and inclusion.
Spotted: Huffington Post