What a ghastly, racist, scandal

A stunning 78.2 percent of the models in the Spring 2016 ads are white. That’s a slight dip from last season, when white models constituted 84.7 of the total. The next-largest piece of the pie is very, very small: Black models make up 8.3 percent, followed by Asian models at 4 percent and Latina models at 3.8 percent.

Disgusting, disgusting:

White Americans are the racial majority. African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to 13.3% of the population. Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to 17% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority. The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 62.5%of the nation’s total, with the total White population (including White Hispanics and Latinos) being 77%.

There were 422 model appearances in 236 campaigns.

There are 340 million Americans.

We are how many standard deviations away from equality here then? Or, to put it the other way around, what are the odds that this is just random variation rather than “wacism”? Are we at the 95% confidence level?

18 thoughts on “What a ghastly, racist, scandal”

  1. “A stunning 78.2 percent of the models in the Spring 2016 ads are white”

    &

    “with the total White population (including White Hispanics and Latinos) being 77%”

    Err… could that be any better aligned?

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Black men marry women with lighter skin if they can. It is rare that a Black man with options marries someone with dark, much less darker, skin.

    From which we can probably conclude that they prefer women with paler skins.

    Racists.

  3. White women have more of the money? Maybe want to look like white women, because they think whiter women are more attractive to men (and some data suggests this is true). Worth noting that most “black” models are actually more cafe au lait.

    Sorry, but there’s really nothing you can do about individual preferences. You can stop what happened in the South with Jim Crow laws, with the state stopping people who wanted to mix, but if someone doesn’t want to say, see a black man kissing a white woman on film, or an all-female team of Ghostbusters, that’s all there is to it.

    And it’s been shown repeatedly that fashion magazines are very tuned in to what women want. When they’ve tried experiments, like creating alternative covers with “normal size” women on them, they failed.

  4. 62% to 78% over 422 observations is indeed significant at the 95% level if we model it as selection from a binomial distribution.

  5. Has the Great Ironman, Mighty Scousafrican Gobbist and Arbiter of All Matters Racial, spoken on this yet? I think we need to know the CorrectThink position.

    🙂

  6. “an all-female team of Ghostbusters, ”

    Having seen the trailers , the free market will kick the shit out of the all female “Ghostbusters”.

    Don’t live for a sequel –because you will be a long time waiting.

  7. “No transgender models were featured in a Spring 2016 ad campaign, a repeat of last spring, even after Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover gave the magazine its best newsstand sales in nearly five years.”

    Women don’t mind a freakshow story, but they don’t want to look like a bad cosplay of Cruella de Vil

  8. It’s not just racist.

    the numbers still reveal a mostly cis, white, young, thin, and able-bodied population of models

    We need more disabled hispanic fat lesbian transgender 80 year old dwarves. Anything else is just whatever-ist.

    Actually, let them put their money where their mouths are. They can launch an advertising agency featuring nothing but minority models, and see how much work they get.

  9. Reality is racist – just look at the data for dating sites.

    There’s clear preferences in action regardless of who’s doing the preferring.

    e.g. Look at Beyonce with her long straight dyed blonde hair.

    Just more noise from race obsessed wankers. Just ignore them.. and yes this includes Rusty.

  10. Why are progs so convinced that they can just tell people what is and isn’t attractive and they just will fall into line?

  11. Modern feminism in a nutshell: obsessing about things middle-class white western women are obsessed with.

    It couldn’t get more trivial or pointless if it tried.

  12. @Charlie Suet

    “Why are progs so convinced that they can just tell people what is and isn’t attractive and they just will fall into line?”

    Because their end game is as it always is the one where the muzzle is placed in the soft tissue behind your left ear if you don’t fall into line.

  13. Tim, your point here is largely reasonable. A note, though: ‘wacism’ is a codeword used by those who don’t want to ‘sieg heil’ in public. No-one not of the far right uses it.

  14. “what are the odds that this is just random variation”
    Answer 0%
    It’s not even close to 0.1%
    Alternative hypotheses exist though – e.g. Asian Americans are overrepresented in modelling directed towards them because Asian Americans have the most disposable income.

  15. So Much For Subtlety

    Dave – “A note, though: ‘wacism’ is a codeword used by those who don’t want to ‘sieg heil’ in public. No-one not of the far right uses it.”

    So it is a sign that someone hates Jews is it?

    How do you know?

  16. Their message is they hate whites.*

    All the rest is intrigue.

    *Note that hating whites is racist. So they really aren’t against racism; they are against whites, which, again, is racist.

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