Ideas The Business of Race

Ideas The Business of Race

"She cut off her nose to spite her race." That's what Dorothy Parker once quipped about Fanny Brice, the Jewish actress who had a nose job in 1923. Ninety years later, the racial targeting of the cosmetics industry is booming: eye-lid surgeries, chemical hair-straightening and skin-bleaching are just a few of the options advertised to people of colour. Ideas contributor Sheetal Lodhia explores this growing phenomenon in The Business of Race.

  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
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