FIT fashion show
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February 22, 2020 - 1:57 pm
Two top academic officials at the SUNY-run Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan have been placed on leave after they hosted a fashion show that has been called offensive and racist.
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Gucci, which designed this face warmer, reminiscent of blackface prompted an instant backlash from the public and forced the company to apologize publicly on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
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February 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he's "not going anywhere" because the state "needs someone that can heal" it.
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Spike Lee
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February 08, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses.
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February 07, 2019 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A photo of another public figure wearing blackface many years ago has surfaced. On Wednesday, Virginia's attorney general acknowledged that he, too, put on blackface once when he was a college student, while Virginia's Gov. Ralph Northam's career is already teetering over a...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:32 am
ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. RELATED: Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party | Virginia governor...
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Gov. Ralph Northam
AP Photo/Steve Helber
February 04, 2019 - 9:24 am
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was clinging to office Monday morning amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, after a bizarre weekend in which he first admitted he was in the picture, and then denied it.
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AP Photo/Steve Helber
February 01, 2019 - 6:21 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (1010 WINS/AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 medical school yearbook contains a photo of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. One of the men is him, the Democratic lawmaker confirmed in an apology...
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Coal and a pick axe
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Mike Montone
January 30, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHOENIX (1010 WINS) -- A customer is demanding that a Phoenix restaurant remove a picture that features a group of coal miners with their faces covered in soot. The complaint surfaced in an op-ed piece for RELATED: Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after blackface...
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January 24, 2019 - 3:33 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Florida's secretary of state, Michael Ertel, has resigned after photos emerged of him wearing blackface as a Katrina victim at a Halloween party. The photo, taken at a private event 14 years ago, shows Ertel with fake breasts and black paint on his face,...
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