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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blacks in Brazil - Hey Francis - You Got Your Hands Full

Francis Holland has a blog post called, Why Does it Upset Whites So Much That Blacks Spell "Black" with a Capital "B"?

I candidly wonder what Francis, a former member of the afrospear has to say about the recent article in the Huffington Post regarding an investigation into Brazil's Sao Paolo Fashion Week?

Models at the 2009 Sao Paulo Fashion Week

You see as reported by the Huffington Post the investigation is to determine if participants were including enough black and mixed-race models has ended with a settlement between fashion brand companies and prosecutors, as reported by the BBC.

The Huffington Post notes, The settlement requires that participant companies meet a minimum 10 percent threshold of models who are either of African or Indigenous descent, and comes in the aftermath of an investigation last year that found the non-white contingent of models to be only 2.3 percent, according to the BBC.

The race disparity was called out earlier this month by the black advocacy group Educafro, who called for a second, parallel Sao Paolo Fashion Week that would feature only black models. More HERE

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