GQ September Issue

EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION

To accompany an essay by best-selling author Damon Young on the limitations of the term ‘people of colour’.

The illustration depicts ribbon-shaped, racially-ambiguous arms that demonstrate ‘people of colour’ as a shorthand that erases cultural distinction. The multiple figures silhouetted along the inside of the ribbon communicate the idea of being enveloped by said term. The Black figure below turns away.

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