Erin Aubry Kaplan
ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN is a Los Angeles journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. She is a contributing writer to the op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times, and from 2005 to 2007 was a weekly op-ed columnist – the first black weekly op-ed columnist in the paper’s history. She has been a staff writer and columnist for the LA Weekly and New Times Los Angeles. She has contributed to many publications, including Salon.com, Essence, Ms. and the New York Times. She has also been a regular columnist for kcet.com, the Los Angeles Wave newspaper and make/shift, a quarterly, cutting-edge feminist magazine launched in 2007.