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The Fashion Industry’s Racial Reckoning : Code Switch : NPR

Code Switch interviews senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan about the uptick in magazine covers featuring black women this September.

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Code Switch interviews senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan about the uptick in magazine covers featuring black women this September.

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If you’ve been looking at the fall fashion and lifestyle magazines that have been published over the past few weeks, you’ll notice that a lot of the covers feature Black people. That, says Robin Givhan — longtime fashion writer for the Washington Post and now a senior critic-at-large for the paper — is no coincidence.

The fashion world, like many industries and institutions, is experiencing a reckoning on race. Condé Nast, the 800-pound gorilla of lifestyle and luxury publishing, was shaken several months ago when Adam Rapoport, the editor of one of its flagship publications, Bon Appetit, stepped down after his staff accused him of racist

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