When I read things like this, I remember Iman saying in an interview how when she started modelling she had to mix her own foundation and bring it to modeling gigs. That was in the 70’s and it’s 2015. Model and activist Nykhor Paul has a right to be pissed. With all the brands that cater to women of color of all shades that exist in today’s beauty market, makeup artists still only bring enough to accommodate skin of the lighter variety.
This is what Bethann Hardison has been talking about. In a previous post, I wrote on how Bethann is advocating for more diversity in the modelling industry. And, how slights like wanting only one black girl or not bringing the right shade of foundation to accommodate the one black girl is unconsciously racist. I say unconsciously, because I believe most people are just ignorant and have no idea of the severity of their actions. Everyone in some way has been subtly brainwashed and manipulated by white patriarchal American society. And, it’s up to us WOKE people to continue to question and speak out against racial slights. Even the small stuff.