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Fashion's Blind Spot: Why doesn't the industry recognize it has a race problem?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Times looks at the fashion industry's lack of racial diversity:

    This is a giant, multi-billion dollar indusrty, that appeals to urban elites, and it's racial inequality has continued, unchanged, for decades.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Does the white models percentage include Hispanics?
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I bet there were women quoted in that story!
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    They could be using all Martian models in the fashion industry and I would never, ever know.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    are there more white models in Ebony, Jet and Essence than black models in Vogue, Harpers and Cosmo?[/#whitecornerbacksneedlovetoo]
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Five of the six magazines you named are not fashion-focused.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The NYT must not have mirrors in their building.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The ad slicks in my paper from places like Belk and Kohl's have diverse models. The NYC runway is a whole different stratosphere.
  9. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    As some of you know I've got a fashion line in the works. It'll start small... Women's ready-to-wear, accessible, mid-range price point... yaddity, yaddity...

    Anyway, I have no money so I have to rely on friends and friends' daughters to model for me. I have two people in mind. One is Indian, the other is Latina. It's simply the look I want.....

    I don't understand why anybody trying to sell clothes in this day and age would go the whitebread-only route.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Is "selling clothes" even the goal of the high-end fashion industry, really?
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    What about their discrimination against fat women?
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yes, it appeals to urban elites. Most of them profess to be liberal. But only conservatives discriminate. Didn't you know that? #doasIsaynotdoasIdo
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