Black People : Brazil's catwalks are too white, say protesters

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is the leading fashion event in one of the most racially diverse nations on Earth, a week-long celebration of Brazilian style, glamour and beauty.
    But the lack of indigenous and Afro-Brazilian faces on the catwalk at São Paulo fashion week has triggered protests and calls for a 20% quota of black models.
    "We cannot accept the world of fashion insisting on being a stronghold for the Eurocentric," said Frei Davi Santos, the Brazilian race campaigner behind the protests.
    "São Paulo fashion week sells the image of a Swiss Brazil where everyone is white and blue-eyed.
    The organisers ... forget that more than half of Brazil's population is black."
    There is growing dissent over the tiny number of Afro-Brazilian models reaching the top of the country's booming fashion industry.
    While models of European descent such as Gisele Bündchen have exploded on to the global fashion scene, few Afro-Brazilians get a similarly high level of exposure.

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    An inquiry by São Paulo's public prosecutor in 2008 found that of the 1,128 models booked for fashion week that year just 28 were black.



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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/16/brazil-catwalks-too-white-protesters

    http://jezebel.com/5813577/brazilians-push-for-20-black-model-quota

    http://www.educafro.org.br/noticia.php?id=1418&cat=3&sub=9
     
  2. Shikamaru

    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Form your own fashion industry.
    Host your own fashion shows.
    Stop supporting the European fashion shows and media.
    Jam done :).
     
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    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    segregation is the solution?
     
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    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The solution is to do your own thing so you don't have to cry to someone else about how they run their affairs.

    Caucasian institutions like to worship, validate, and affirm themselves.

    What's stopping anyone else from doing the same?
     
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    Excuse me, but when did they start putting swim suits on flat, undeveloped boards?
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Yes, I understand this and agree, but Brazil is like--BLACK! And this is like, an insult and should be dealt with.
     
  8. jamesfrmphilly

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    i suppose it is just that olde irresponsibility and general lack of character that black people seem to have
     
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    WIthout any political or economic weight, it is gone to be what it is.
    If there is any insult, it is toward the fact that you have a majority
    that possess little to no political or economic influence.
     
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