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This Thursday, BET is taking on the subject we've all been talking, thinking, and writing about for a while. In a half hour special, Fashion Blackout,
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This Thursday, BET is taking on the subject we've all been talking, thinking, and writing about for a while. In a half hour special, Fashion Blackout,
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This Thursday, BET is taking on the subject we've all been talking, thinking, and writing about for a while. In a half hour special, Fashion Blackout, they'll bring together pretty much everyone you'd think (including Naomi, Andre Leon Talley, Constance White, and Tracy Reese) to sound off on the topic of Black presence, or lack thereof, in fashion. Not to get too heavy, but as a Black woman working in fashion (or trying to), it's really disheartening to see "No Ethnic Girls" on calls for models, or many other forms of blatant discrimination in the industry I love so dearly. I agree wholeheartedly with BET when they say it's "one of fashion's biggest faux-pas." It's great to see this topic coming into the spotlight in a big way, so here's to more open discussion on the topic - preferably longer than 30 minutes - plus, we need more time to hear Chanel speak (and we're crossing our fingers that she does in fact speak). If you're bored or just curious, you can also take the Fashion Blackout quiz or just wait and watch the special when it airs this Thursday at 8:30pm. -- JAZZI McGILBERT