Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"White Girl Dipped in Chocolate"

It's hard to believe. But then again it's not. In 2010, Black models still have the unpleasantness of being discriminated against, no matter how subversive (or blatant). I came across this short documentary on CocoandCreme and was somewhat stumped to see a beautiful, brown-skinned woman with all the makings of a top model still struggling to become renowned. It's disheartening, yet this is an industry where bandwagon syndrome runs rampant, and dissidence is ephemeral. There will always be a market for white models, but to be the exception, you'd have to be "lucky" enough to exhibit european features, i.e., a white girl dipped in chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Got the link to your blog thru Hana Tajima's webbie. Love your writing!Mind if I link you on mine?

    Much love from Singapore,