Race Issues Archive

H&M’s diverse advert mirrors the real world. Shame the ad industry doesn’t | Arwa Mahdawi

Diversity is so hot right now. Take H&M’s new television advert for its autumn/winter 2016 collection, for example, which features a range of women including: • Black women with natural hair • Women with shaved heads • A muscular woman • Action shots of women’s wobbly bits wobbling • A thin woman eating french fries without a side of guilt • Armpit hair • A …

Marc Jacobs defends himself in dreadlocks-on-catwalk row

The fashion designer Marc Jacobs has defended himself against allegations of racial insensitivity after he used dreadlocks in his New York fashion show but cast mainly white models to wear them. While some criticised what they saw as a case of cultural appropriation, Jacobs said he saw only people, not their race. “ all who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or …

I'm a Museum Curator, And I'm Using My Position to Create Shows that Celebrate Black Women

This article originally appeared in the September issue of ESSENCE.As the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum, 32-year-old Rujeko Hockley is shaking up the art world—and crafting must-see shows that celebrate Black women.Were you always interested in art?When I was two, my … Continue reading Source link