'Agencies snub black beauty'

"Black models are being sidelined by major modelling agencies," Naomi Campbell told Kenyan journalists earlier this week.

"Black models are being sidelined by major modelling agencies," Naomi Campbell told Kenyan journalists earlier this week.

"It's a pity that people don't appreciate black beauty."

Campbell, who also complained that she is rarely featured on the cover of British Vogue, is now thinking of opening her own modelling agency in Kenya in an attempt to redress the imbalance.

She is, of course, not saying anything new.

"Racism in fashion industry" is about as surprising a headline as "Pete Doherty arrested".

But while she has never been the most likable supermodel around, Campbell is to be congratulated for the fact that throughout her career she has never shied away from talking about the issue. - The Guardian

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