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"Fashion is very black and white. It doesn't pay attention to heritage much. They don't see me as a Dominican girl. They just see the color of my skin…

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It can be hard, because it's your heritage and you want to be appreciated for it, but it's just modeling, so I don't let it get to me." — Sessilee Lopez. [Latina]

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Being brown seems to negate heritage.

You're just black...or you're African American. A cultural description that I don't subscribe to.