The disappearance of Black models in ads, magazines and on runways is nothing new. But a new short documentary, “The Colour of Beauty,” sheds light on the bleak situation in a whole new way. The film follows 24-year-old Jamaican-American model, Renee Thompson, as she goes on casting calls for Fashion Week — and some of the casting agents’ musings will make your hair stand on end. Consider this gem, courtesy of Fashion Week producer Maurilio Carinino: “Black models… tend to have wider hips. Sometimes, even though the face is amazing, they tend to have a fit problem. One time one of my clients said, ‘I need a Black model, but she has to be like a White girl dipped in chocolate.'”

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