Some people think Elle is as ashamed of Mindy Kaling’s race and weight

Above are the 4 covers for Elle magazine’s February issue.  Notice Mindy Kaling, the only woman of color, is also the only one photographed black and white.  She’s also the only one photographed with a headshot rather than a body shot.  Because of this, people are saying Elle is trying to downplay Mindy’s race and weight.  I’m pretty sure if Elle editors really had concerns about those things selling issues, they wouldn’t have put her on the cover in the first place.  Mindy seems to feel the same way.