Lawsuit: fired black editor of People sues over alleged discrimination

Maybe they should call it White People magazine.

The recently axed lone black editor of People says she was discriminated against by her boss, and that the popular magazine is biased against African-Americans in general.

People is “a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities,” Tatsha Robertson’s bombshell lawsuit says.

The 48-year-old Robertson, “the only Black Senior Editor the magazine has ever had,” was laid off in May, according to the suit.

She says only five of the mag’s 110 employees were black, and that now-former executive editor Betsy Gleick treated her like a second class-citizen when she came to the magazine from another Time Inc. publication, Essence, in 2010.

“You need to talk like everyone else here. You’re not at Essence anymore,” Gleick is quoted in the suit as saying.

Quite a first line the Daily News came up with. Let me repeat it: “Maybe they should call it White People magazine.”

Here’s the whole story: Fired black editor of People sues magazine over alleged discrimination against African-Americans – NY Daily News.

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