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Da Rippa
From Whence Comes You...
01:55 PM on 10/24/2012
That's a European thing. Plain and Simple.
arhka050
A Republican and very proud of it!!
05:44 PM on 10/24/2012
tsktd
01:34 PM on 10/24/2012
To Don Paeglow: This is not about Jessic Jackson or Al sharpton. First, they don't even represent the total sum of the opinions of African Americans. So, please stop with the Jessie Jackson. Would you buy clothing from lines that only have black models...doubtful. That is because you won't know or wouldn't understand how it would look on you. This is how it feels for African American women. Sorry to bust your bubble. As a multiracial person. I feel your pain, but I also understand this article.
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chatombreux
01:17 PM on 10/24/2012
This isn't a surprise. Almost ALL fashion magazines are, but especially bridal magazines.
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01:16 PM on 10/24/2012
Pretty simple to understand. There are more black women than white women. More white women get married than black women, both in numbers and as a percentage.

When all you look for is a racial problem, even the most benign issues start looking discriminatory.
03:15 PM on 10/24/2012
They point out everything except the discrepency of racial equality in SPORTS. It needs to be affirmative action for ALL or else go home hypocrites!
03:43 PM on 10/24/2012
Whether or not white women get married more than black women or not African American women still deserve to be represented in the magazine as part of our American culture. Wake up America! The first lady of this country is a black women, we've come a looooooong way baby. We're here, the white man brought us here and we are apart of main stream America whether you like it or not!
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04:13 PM on 10/24/2012
Yep, you're here. You get married. Never said otherwise.

However, a business is not obligated to cater to a demographic it does not see as profitable.
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Yllena
01:06 PM on 10/24/2012
I don't see many white faces in Ebony! Discrimination!!!!!
01:38 PM on 10/24/2012
Word!! Can we move on now? *sigh*
05:24 PM on 10/24/2012
Hence the title ....
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Don Paeglow
12:10 PM on 10/24/2012
Alicia Menendez, just what are you trying to convey? OR, are you doing nothing more than
echoing the rants of a Jessie Jackson or an Al Sharpton?? Anything to stir the pot.
As an American Indian, I wish those of your mind set would get out of the so called
"Minority Protection Business !!"
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hjo4
On the fence about Obama nowadays
01:33 PM on 10/24/2012
As an American Indian, I wish those of your mind set would get out of the so called
"Minority Protection Business !!"

Seems to me Natives who owned Black Slaves themselves need their own come to Jesus moment. Let's not get on some high horse.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/655380/posts

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/16/cherokee-freedmen-case-returns-to-capitol-hill-us-circuit-court-of-appeals-will-re-hear-vann-v-salazar-140352
11:20 AM on 10/24/2012
What is new really? It is like everything in the US. Look at the media and see who is always on TV. They are either Jewish, white men, or gay white men (Anderson CNN) or women. It is not going to change any time soon.
12:38 PM on 10/24/2012
Hmm, ya think MAYBE its because White people Started and poplulated this country? Think that MAYBE they WORKED for it, Earned it, MADE/BUILT and Own it?
OOOO, yea, they Should just give up everything THEY built and just give it all to??????
quit your crying and start Working for it, thats how "they" got it. Think stuff just "invents & builds" itself?
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FiredUpRTG
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01:03 PM on 10/24/2012
They're not the first to populate this country (— and the first Europeans were Spanish if you want to be more technical)

Slaves and single male immigrants from China made and built this country.

Of course, they were owned by white people, whose undereducated descendants, centuries later, think they built it themselves.
02:59 PM on 10/24/2012
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! If you are going to go THAT far back.. didn't those people who worked and built America use slaves and indentured servants to do it? Or did you forget that the majority of people who, say built the rail roads, were Chinese and African slaves? And thats just ONE example, I mean really I could go on about how White people used OTHER RACES to do their "hard work", before they took credit for it. My goodness you sound ridiculous.
04:24 PM on 10/24/2012
Ever heard of the native Indians that you guys kiled off?
02:44 PM on 10/25/2012
You ever heard of war. The winners take all.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
10:29 AM on 10/24/2012
I am offended that I don't see any red-haired, nipple-ringed, tear-drop tattoo'd hermaphrodytes in the magazine...where are OUR pictures???
12:38 PM on 10/24/2012
I would like to see that photo anyway...... :)
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
03:42 PM on 10/24/2012
i will settle for nothing less than an unshaven centerfold of myself in a Vera Wang crotchl-ess gown! (a tasteful one of course)...
05:32 PM on 10/24/2012
IN THE POST OFFICE ...MAYBE? AMERCIAS MOST WANTED.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
10:26 AM on 10/24/2012
I would bet anything that this vapid "reporter" lives in an all-white gated condo community and has a blonde boyfriend named Brad...the hypocrisy is just appalling.
12:42 PM on 10/24/2012
WHY dont you just WORK, LEARN, BUILD, and MAKE your OWN dam society then??? Funny how when "white people," THINK/MAKE/BUILD and OPERATE something that somehow they do not deserve it and it should be "given" to WHOM?>??????/ someone that did not EARN their way to BUY AND OWN a gated condo???
I have a normal white name and blond hair, I ALSO work SIXTY (60) hours a Week to EARN my way and when I see things like this, .....o, yea, I Really want to help those who do NOTHING but complain about my hard work. Try earning and building your own way instead of complaing about those of us who Do, thanks.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
03:44 PM on 10/24/2012
I'll have my french maid get back to you as soon as she finishes watering the Cala Lilies... 
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MaryWho Bergin
10:11 AM on 10/24/2012
It is soooo funny how many racists jumped at this article. LOL..it's like they stalk the headlines so they can say something horrible so they can get their "look at me!" moment. Actually...I guess it isn't funny, it's sad. Poor lonely, sad and pathetic people..sorry your life is so empty.
10:03 AM on 10/24/2012
The answer is pretty simple. The census indicates that in the US, there are about 6 times as many white females as black females. In addition, other studies show that about 55% of white women from 25-29 have been married at least once, vs. 30% of black women. So basically, you're going to have 11 white brides for every 1 black bride. Where do you think the bridal magazine would expect to garner most of its sales?
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stormy21856
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10:33 AM on 10/24/2012
Exactly
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raal246
10:39 AM on 10/24/2012
So simple to understand and very well put in words! I was pondering if a WHITE dress on a black woman will show an even darker tone on the woman? I would like to see the 'photos' to see what type of Black woman they elected to print - face it , even Oprah will look 'blacker' in a white gown and for some reason the ladies do not want that on their picture album.
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bdgrizcp
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08:53 AM on 10/24/2012
OK. Cleared that one up. Time to move on. Whites in America dominate in vurtually all aspects of society and the economy. They have the wealth, the political power, connections, and a visegrip on American culture. Look at how recently African American actors came to be top billed on movies. Or starred in TV shows. The real wedding business is no different.
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Black Rhino
09:35 AM on 10/24/2012
Not really. Much of american society is becoming dominated by asians. Elite colleges, the medical field, technology, etc...
12:48 PM on 10/24/2012
Wonderful point, thank you.
09:53 AM on 10/24/2012
The real reason is " have you ever seen a ho that was married?"
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Dede Eagleburger
Beauty is in the eye of the makeup brush holder
10:18 AM on 10/24/2012
wow, really?? that's the real reason??
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08:27 PM on 10/24/2012
Obviously, you forgot about Kim Kardashian.
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Jobb Gosamo
Shine your light but don't blind anyone.
08:53 AM on 10/24/2012
So why is the world of sports being dominated by blacks?
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stormy21856
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10:38 AM on 10/24/2012
Because that is an area where big money can be made with a minimum amount of education. It is in an area where getting into sports is often paid for by public resources like schools or public basketball courts. One reason you don't see as many white athletes anymore is because of the opportunity for them to make a good living without sacrificing their bodies.
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raal246
10:49 AM on 10/24/2012
Just certain areas of sports, not all! In the USA, sports offer the fastest way to wealth for black people - other than movies. And, those who make it into the big money - they pick a blonde at their side!
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TLKelly
Im a nerd. I hack. I code.
08:49 AM on 10/24/2012
It's getting really beyond stupid to keep whining and clamoring to be where white folks don't want you anyway.

I'm all for diversity but in instances where companies purposely dont want to cater to ethnic women. START YOUR OWN!

Communities have our own sub-economies. Leet's take our dollars and economic power and use it on ourselves and products we want to see for ourselves.

Clamoring to be in every "white" space is like asking for validation to exist as a Black person.

WE don't need their validation.
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stormy21856
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10:42 AM on 10/24/2012
Excellent post. I agree completely! Get out there and start your own businesses. Don't rely on the government or others for help. Become self sufficient and no one should feel they need validation.
12:08 PM on 10/24/2012
That's been happening so your point is what?
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syds180turn
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11:21 AM on 10/24/2012
That's exactly the reason why I've diversified my businesses. I not only have dessert shop that I'm taking international, but a media LLC and a production company. No offense to anyone but I wasn't born here in the US and what I've found here is that minorities keep trying to get White Americans to accept them...begging actually and it's sad really. It's the love me...love me...love me mindset, that's distrubing. As you said, start your own business, even if you have to do it out of your home or apartment, start it! Then no one can tell you how the people are suppose to look who you have representing you.