Here’s What a Less Racist ‘Vanity Fair’ Hollywood Issue Cover Would Look Like

A few suggestions for Vanity Fair. Illustrated with the help of a little Photoshop.

By Jorge Rivas Jan 31, 2012

This should not come at a shock for anyone because Vanity Fair has moved actors and models of color to the sides of pages for decades but here it is anyway: the March "Hollywood Issue" cover put an all white cast of actresses on the cover and saved the two black actresses featured for the back cover.

This is Vanity Fair’s 18th Hollywood Issue and they’ve done thing with both males and female actors for more than a decade.

So I thought Vanity Fair could use some ideas of what a more inclusive cover could like: (click to enlarge)

From left to right: "Awkward Black Girl’s" Issa Rae; "The Good Wife’s" Archie Panjabi, Hawaii 5-0’s Grace Park; America Ferrera, "Gun Hill Road’s" Harmony Santana; "Pariah’s" Adepero Oduye; Gabourey Sidibe; Kim Wayans. On the last page to the right, added in there is Naya Rivera from "Glee"; Mindy Kaling from "The Office" and Maggie Q from "Nikita."

Below is the original cover of Vanity Fair’s March issue:

*This post has been updated since publication.