Some Designers Still Don't Feel Like Using Black Models

New York Fashion Week may be over, but a few media outlets have kept an eye on how many black models walked in the shows, much like we did last season » 9/15/08 12:30pm 9/15/08 12:30pm. Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sent a letter to designers, urging them to seek diversity when casting models. Reuters

Want To Make More Money? Don't "Sound Black." Or Southern!

Over on the New York Times "Freakonomics" blog, Steven D. Levitt tackles the issue of "sounding black." Specifically: As it relates to one's salary. Levitt's University of Chicago colleague, Jeffrey Grogger, compared the wages of people who "sound black" when they talk to those who do not. Apparently, if you "sound… » 7/08/08 3:00pm 7/08/08 3:00pm