Jourdan Dunn Has Issues With Ethnic Tokenism on the Runway

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Jourdan Dunn continues to fight the good fight for model diversity. In her interview as the new cover girl for Miss Vogue, as reported by The Telegraph, Dunn expressed concerns about how some designers use only one nonwhite model in their shows — and get congratulated for it. "I don't know why people applaud designers for having just one ethnic model," she told Miss Vogue. "It's not like only one type of woman loves fashion." She continued:

I find it weird when [model] agents say, You're the only black girl booked for the show. Isn't it great? Why is it great?

It's not great. And thanks to Dunn for her willingness to speak out on the matter, time and time again.