Verneda Adele Selected for "Best of The Daily Beast" for "I Experienced Systemic Racism at One of America's Most Prestigious Magazines"
Article sheds light on Town & Country's multi-century success built on systemic practices of racial bias and the exploitation of Black talent, contributors, and influencers.
By: HUMAN INTONATION
As a Black American woman, and a former Event Consultant for Town & Country and the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, White penned the article based on her experience, along with those of former employees. "Over several months I embarked on this journey to impact change, and impact the lives of those coming behind me," says White. The article shines a light on the stark hypocrisy between Town & Country's public "commitment"
[Excerpt] "The "advancing conversations"
The article has received widespread support from a number of business, community-based, and professional organizations including the New York Metro Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) which notes, "it's a moving and awakening read that illuminates what needs to be done to achieve racial equality and eliminate systemic racism in the media and events industries."
ABOUT VERNEDA ADELE: Verneda Adele White is a contributing writer and social entrepreneur. As the Founder & Creative Director of HUMAN INTONATION, her works spanning the fashion, philanthropic and events industries continue to advocate for change for critical social & human rights issues, HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and climate change. Her writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, OMNoire, and MadameNoire among other outlets. You can also visit her website at www.vernedaadele.com and connect @vernedaadele.