People of Color Are the Pioneers of Pop Culture, So Why Are They Not Profiting?

Culture vultures and fast fashion have closed people of color out of the very trends they created. Here's how we stop this.

Growing up in New York City, I learned very quickly what “culture vultures” were.

I lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for all of my teenage years, where I witnessed the pipeline of fashion trends start with people of color in my neighborhood and eventually end up in Forever 21 and other white-owned fast-fashion chains. I experienced firsthan…

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