The Colour Of Beauty: The Unspoken Issue Of Racism In The Fashion Industry

Since Fashion Week just kicked of in NYC this week, here’s a stat for you to chew on. According to a 2008 survey about models in New York Fashion Week, the split was 6% black, 6% asian, 1% latina and 87% white. Models of color have terrible odds when it comes to landing jobs in the fashion industry and more and more people as asking why they are so unfairly underrepresented.

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Environmental Justice For Somalia

This short documentary presents the issue that lead to the piracy situation in Somalia, an angle which is rarely discussed. It explains why the local community has gotten together to protect the shoreline from the hazardous dumping of toxic and nuclear waste by foreign vessels which has been going on since at least 1991. The evidence of this appeared on the beaches in 2004 when many containers filled with toxic waste were washed up by the waves.

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