I absolutely adore Jourdan for her no holds barred commentary about the in’s and out’s of the fashion world. I’ve been backstage during New York Fashion Week and I’ve seen and heard it for myself.
I swear some people need to learn how to do black hair/skin—
Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) October 03, 2011
But is this commentary really effective? While the media rushes to report when a model loses her cool and has a twitter rant, I can’t help but to question when are WE going to start talking about the solution. Or is there even a solution?! Racism is something that our generation would like to think doesn’t exist at all. Granted, I’ve never had to sip out of “black only” water fountains or enter through back doors to see my favorite movies, but it’s time to wake up beauties.
It’s time to support only those designers who hire black models in their campaigns and those who cast more than two or three of our black beauties for their runway shows. Just like in other industries, we have to be the change.
So how do you think we can demand more black models on our runways and advertisements? Chime in below!
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Ty Alexander (@HB_TyAlexander) January 18, 2013