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“Diversity” Doesn’t have to be a Dirty Word, Even if White People Make it So

Sesame Street definitely got that memo

Ezinne Ukoha
6 min readFeb 17, 2017


The past month has been brutally unkind to anyone with the sensibilities that align with anything that basically makes sense. It’s become quite a challenge inhabiting an era that sees us referring to Donald Trump as the Commander-in-Chief.

What’s even more disarming is how very little White people seem to comprehend when it comes to the art of cultural appropriation or the honest description of the word diversity.

Very recently Vogue was publicly shamed when editors made the unfathomable decision to feature model Karlie Kloss decked out as a geisha as homage to their “diversity” issue.

White girls do it better?

Imagine that!

Yes, I know it’s hard to, but I still try to figure out the mental exercise that happens during pitch meetings that feature the young, naïve and pampered staff — decked out in Yeezy’s latest craze — accommodating time in between Fashion Week — to birth the brilliant idea of bypassing an Asian model for the task of sprucing up a White model to look Japanese.