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Syreeta McFadden

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Syreeta McFadden is a monthly columnist for Guardian US and an editor of the online literary magazine Union Station.
“If you’re a celebrity you have no color.” -Robin Greer, Friend of Nicole Brown Simpson That June 1994 Time Magazine cover pissed us all the fuck off. When we realized it wasn’t a printing error, but a deliberate darkening of a medium-brown-skinned African-American, O.J. Simpson or not, we understood that the national conversation around the guilt or innocence of the former football player and celebrity would pivot towards race. Newsweek’s editorial team used the same mug...

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