British Vogue’s 1st Black Editor Edward Enninful: I Was Racially Profiled At Work, Change Needs To Happen Now

Edward Enninful

British Vogue’s 1st Black Editor Edward Enninful Was Racially Profiled At Work: Change Needs To Happen Now

As the civil unrest continues around the world during the push for racial equality, Edward Enniful, 48, the editor for British Vogue has detailed an incident where he was racially profiled while at work. Edward Enniful has been editor-in-chief of the publication since being appointed the successor to Alexandra Shulman in 2017, making him the first black editor-in-chief in the history of the company.

He took to Instagram to speak on the incident, which he said happened in the Condé Nast office. He wrote on July 15th,

“Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place. As I entered, I was instructed to use the loading bay.

He closed with a message:

“Just because our timelines and weekends are returning to normal, we cannot let the world return to how it was. Change needs to happen And it needs to happen now.”

The editor hailing from Ghana captioned the post:

“Condé Nast moved quickly to dismiss the security guard, but it just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter what you’ve achieved in the course of your life: the first thing that some people will judge you on is the colour of your skin.”

Stars and longtime friends to the fashion stylist and editor left comments with messages of support and of outrage at the situation. Model and longtime friend Naomi Campbell commented:

“When will this change? Been happening in the UK for so long … so sorry you had to go through that!! Don’t let it deter you. Stay STRONG.”

Celebrities like actress Yara Shahidi and designer Marc Jacobs echoed similar sentiments.

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By: @a.girlwhowrites

Authored by: tjbwriteratlanta