Chanel Iman Talks Racism In Modeling Industry: “We Already Found One Black Girl”

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2013
  • Just in case you thought racism was over and solved forever, here’s model Chanel Iman talking about how the fashion industry is not immune to the “one is enough” idea when it comes to diversity. “A few times I got excused by designers who told me ‘we already found one black girl. We don’t need you anymore.’ I felt very discouraged. When someone tells you, ‘we don’t want you because we already have one of your kind, it’s really sad,” Iman told the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine. This is especially troubling given how magazines will book light-skinned models and put them in blackface instead of just hiring black models! [Clutch Magazine]
  • North Dakota’s state Senate advanced a “fetal personhood” bill which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks. [Washington Post]
  • Happy 80th birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsberg! Here are nine wise and witty quotes from the legal eagle. [MAKERS]
  • Are there enough women at CPAC? [Guardian UK]
  • Stop asking Tina Fey to save everything in entertainment. [Slate]
  • On the feminist implications of bras, bralettes and bustiers. [The Closet Feminist]

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