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Fashion Industry Racism

Is THIS America's Next Black Supermodel?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

When we spotted Riley Montana alongside Erykah Badu in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, we thought: where did this brown beauty come from? The ...

Another Black Model Told: 'One Black Girl Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tales of racism within the fashion are, sadly, never ending. From ridiculously insensitive editorials to the blatant whitewashing of runways -- and be...

LOOK: Black Models Making Moves

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Hot on the heels of Balmain tapping Rihanna and Givenchy casting Erykah Badu along with a few other brown skinned beauties for their spring 2014 campa...

Blackface Is BACK

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

For the ten millionth time: STOP PAINTING WHITE PEOPLE BLACK! We were hoping we wouldn't see another instance of Blackface in 2013 -- or the rest ...

Barneys and Macy's No-Shows At Racial Profiling City Council Hearing

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how th...

Major Fashion Retailers Will Discuss How NOT To Be So Racist

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

Thanks to the racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Barneys and Macy's over the past several weeks, a group of major fashion retailers have dec...

Another Luxury Store Gets Sued For Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

"Burrito face," "Goya princess" and "taco smoke” are just a few of the offensive and racist names that a former Alexander McQueen store employee is ...

The Numbers Are In: Are Black Models On The Rise?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

Since 2008, Jezebel.com has conducted a racial diversity report based on the New York Fashion Week runways. Season after season, the site's eagle-eyed...

Black Model Campaign Brings More Diversity To Runways

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week – but she wasn't looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Na...

Robin Givhan Says 'Ask Me Anything'...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

Robin Givhan is arguably the best fashion journalist in the world, and she's got the Pulizer Prize to prove it. So we were thrilled to find out the Wa...

WATCH: Iman Says Fashion's Race Problem Is Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices

If the Diversity Coalition’s open letter accusing specific fashion designers of racism on the runway isn’t enough to get the industry’s attentio...

Alexander McQueen Store Slammed For Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

Another day, another racist incident in the fashion industry. This time around Othman Ibela, a former security guard at the Alexander McQueen flag...

Dior FINALLY Casts Black Models!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices

The whitewashing of the fashion industry isn't news. Black models are often refused jobs, ignored or replaced all together with white models in blackf...

PHOTOS: FINALLY!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

We spend a lot of time chronicling the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. And for good reason--it's a major problem. When top fashion magazine...

WATCH: Jourdan Dunn Explains That Racist Encounter

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

We're still trying to get over Jourdan Dunn revealing that a makeup artist refused to work with her because she was black. Crazy, right? Well, the ...

More Shocking Tales Of Fashion Industry Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Model Chanel Iman recently spoke out about dealing with racism in the fashion industry and now Jourdan Dunn is following suit. The 22-year-old Bri...

WATCH: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself As A Black Girl Model'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

With all the talk about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry, you'd think black models would band together for support and show the world...