Sunday, August 16, 2009

Racism runs wild  

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Thanks to Womanist Musings I came across these photos from the upcoming issue of Harper's Bazaar that feature supermodel Naomi Campbell.








Let's use a points system to evaluate these:

+100 points for using a woman of color in a photoshoot to counter the societal belief that being white equals being beautiful.

-50,000 points for portraying said woman of color in a racist, idiotic, and fucking offensive manner. It is possible to show a black woman doing something other than wearing animal skins and running wild with cheetahs in Africa. Are you kidding me?

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2 comments: to “ Racism runs wild


  • August 17, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

    Shame on her also for allowing herself to be photographed in that way.


  • January 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

    From an artistic standpoint I actually think the first 2 photos are quite beautiful. So what if she's black and its in Africa? Cheetahs are slender agile powerful creatures and quite beautiful and I think they are just expressing the same is true of the model. I wouldnt mind being photographed with a cheetah.