Dec, 16, 2009

 Organizers of Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are now contractually obligated  to cast at least 10 percent of Black or Indian models during their upcoming fashion extravaganza, according to If organizers are noncompliant they will be fined as much as 250,000 reals ($125,000). Brazil's population is 50 percent Black, with a large Indian minority community, and this action by the state resulted from complaints of mostly non-Blacks being booked by designers for shows.—QS

Do you think America should take similar steps to diversify the runway?

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