Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Why is Myself not surprised?

Abercrombie & Fitch is being sued for racial discrimination

Several Hispanic and Asian plaintiffs said in interviews that when they applied for jobs, store managers steered them to stockroom jobs and away from the sales floor because they did not project what the company called the "A & F look." That look, these plaintiffs said, is overwhelmingly white, judging from the low percentage of minority members who work on the sales floor and from the company's posters and quarterly magazine, which overwhelmingly featured white models.


Juancarlos Gomez-Montejano, who worked in sales at an Abercrombie in Santa Monica, said that after a corporate official visited his store, he and four other minority sales workers were terminated, told that the staff was too large. A few weeks later, he said, the store hired five white fraternity members from U.C.L.A.

Myself does not own any A&F clothes, mostly because whenever I go into one to browse, all the clothes strike myself as "white people shit", a phrase learned from my black/Filipino boyfriend. Now Myself has had his suspicions confirmed and I will not be purchasing anything from there. The Banana Republic jab at the end was very funny though, especially because its true.

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