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Thursday, 18 November 2010


Although people hate to say it and it’s a subject that many wish to divert from but it is true; fashion is racist. This hit the head lines in recent years with Carole White proclaim plainly “FASHION IS RACIST” and we saw the production of the all black edition of Italian Vogue and Prada use their first black girls in over half a decade in their shows but that is not enough. However, the fashion industry is just a small part of an ever-expanding world that is still covertly racist. There is still institutional racism, racial discrimination in work places with the statistics for a black person being stopped and searched much higher than it is for a white person. Then there is even shadism; racism amongst a race which divides rather than unites. So how do we expect the fashion industry not to be racist if the world surrounding it still is?

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