After writing two stories on my Web site, The Black Snob, about the advertising/modeling industry suddenly scratching their heads and having their worlds turned upside down by clients wanting a more "ethnic" look in the kid campaigns due to First Daughter Fever, and reading unadulterated nonsense like, "(T)he First Daughters are tough subjects to match" and "It's a very specific age and a very specific ethnicity, so there aren't that many girls that would necessarily fit the bill, (New York Magazine online)" I can no longer stand idle and say do nothing.
We at The Black Snob aren't just about complaining! We're here to help the clueless who seem to think black Americans (the kind with African, European and other mixed ancestry) are, you know, hard to find. Even if there are 40 million blacks in America (according to a 2006 US Census study) and almost all of us fit that make-up in some way, shape or form and their are millions of little girls, each cuter than the last.
So, if you know a cute little black/brown girl, working professionally as a model or is an undiscovered diamond in your family, school or neighborhood (with the parents' or guardian's permission), please submit her adorable picture to The Black Snob's "Cute Black Girls Are Everywhere, You Idiots" campaign, via email where we will happily put together a lovely post and release a press packet to the dunderheads at Wilhelmina to say, "Um...looking for cute, little black girls? You're doin' it wrong!"
Let's get the industry to acknowledge that cute black girls aren't a myth! I have seen them! They're real! (And you just didn't want to employ them because you didn't think they'd be profitable!)
Let's show how these agencies were caught flat-footed by this new request for diversity because the industry was never interested in using minority children in ad campaigns, pictorials, fashion editorials or otherwise until the Obamas made black "in" again.
Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to coo, ooh and aah over the undeniable cuteness of your offspring, siblings and future super models!
Deadline for submissions: February 8th!
Send to: email@example.com
Read the original article here: http://blacksnob.com/snob_blog/2009/2/1/solutions-help-madison-avenue-find-fauxbama-girls.html
(And feel free to link away!)