Sure, as the fashion mag world can testify: racism still exists. But a former Vogue staffer's call into a public radio show yesterday (subject: how difficult it is to make an living in this town in industries other than banking/freeloading/famewhoring) prompted us to wonder, is it racism that's the bigger problem? Or classism? After all, while whites have an easier time with their hair, they don't get to be tokens the way cute black girls with tastefully done extensions can. But as "Linda," a black 25-year-old Brooklyn resident attested, at the end of the day we all have to eat (controlled portions), and that's a lot easier if you're not, you know, poor.
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