As long as the West continues to accept the portrayal of people of colour as generic, interchangeable bodies with which to contrast modern, individual white models, then there can be no room for empathy; they will remain the “other”.

Self-criticism is a fundamental and essential trait of any society that wishes to progress. The issue of race is a fraught one but one which the West must face head on and admit that we have not come as far as we may think from our colonial past; we only need to hold up the latest issue of virtually any fashion magazine as proof.

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