|Jeanette Bennett: Front, White Skirt & Pink Top
When Jeanette Bennett, editor of Utah Valley Magazine, penned the headline “Women of Color” under a picture of her brightly clad, seemingly all white office staff, she had no idea the frenzy it would cause.
How do the Sistas know this? We asked her. After viewing an article entitled “Black Ladies of America: Will you let these Mormons Sit at Your Lunch Counter?” We decided to find out more about the woman Gawker alleged was inviting us to a sit-in.
When you hear the words, “black” and “lunch counter” we don’t know about ya’ll, but we envision something like this:
So we contacted Jeanette to get all up in her business and ask her about the creation of the infamous title, the response it is getting and what she has to say about it all. It turns out that what Jeanette actually asked in her response
was, “Can we sit at your lunch table?” Which is a good thing too, because we have already attended our maximum allowed sit-ins for the week.
Apparently some people have already answered Jeanette’s question and told her NO, she can’t sit at the lunch table. Excuse you? You don’t own the table, who made you king of the cafeteria? Jeanette explains that in asking the question, she envisioned a school lunchroom full of tables with different people sitting down, walking over to one of them and asking can I sit here?
Well, come on girl, sit on down, there’s plenty of room, you wanna swap sandwiches, we got lots to talk about. Join the Sistas and Jeanette Bennett at the lunch table this Sunday on Sistas in Zion Radio. We’re Mormon, so you know it’s a potluck!
Halleluja Holla Back,
Sista Beehive & Sista Laurel