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White Is the New Black?: Brazil’s Fashion Uproar


The lack of Black models on the runway continues. Brazil's top catwalk shows to be held next month could be disrupted by an underground fashion event featuring only Black models unless a perceived racial bias towards Whites is overturned, a Black advocacy group warned Tuesday, according to Yahoo! News. David Santos, of the Educafro group, spoke at a demonstration in central Sao Paulo late Tuesday in which Black youths paraded down a cathedral's steps in an anti-discrimination protest in front of a crowd of 500 people. In the last Sao Paulo Fashion Week in January, just eight of the 344 models were Black.—BB

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