‘We know what you’re asking: The fashion industry is racist? No way! Fully 20% of the models at New York Fashion Week are people of color, and since 20% of the world’s population is people of color, and… Wait, what’s that you say? The world isn’t 80% white? Don’t you watch television?
Writer Jose R. Mejia with a heavy dose of sarcasm.
This one requires little explanation: Vogue magazine was started in 1892. In over 118 years and 1,416 covers, only 14 have featured minorities of any kind. That’s less than 1%. OK then. As Jay-Z put it: men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.
Taken from complex magazine a history of racism http://www.complex.com/style/2012/09/a-history-of-racism-in-fashion/