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Discrimination on the catwalk

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Six years ago, the fashion industry got a wake-up call on race, amid complaints that many shows and magazines only featured white models. Various initiatives were proposed, and some were even pursued (famously, Italian Vogue published an issue with only black models), at the end of which there was, according to the New York Times, “a notable increase” in the hiring of black models. It seems, however, that any improvement that there might have been was only temporary.  More…