Is Vogue Italia Mocking Women of Color?

In today's link roundup: Another racial blunder in international fashion. Plus: Michelle Obama speaks at Women of Courage awards.  

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Vogue Italia mocks poor blacks and Latinas: Steven Meisel's brand-new cover story for Vogue Italia is drawing the ire of commentators for showcasing racist stereotypes. And if you thought maybe he was celebrating the fashions, think again: The title of the spread is "Haute Mess."

Michelle Obama speaks at Women of Courage awards: Earlier today, first lady Michelle Obama spoke at the International Women of Courage Awards at the Department of State. Listen to her remarks at the White House blog.

Kony and African-American guilt: A Global Grind writer wonders how she was so clueless about the genocide in Uganda before this video went viral.

Jamaican PM says slavery apology from U.K. would be "fine with us": Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller suggested today that the British government should finally apologize for enslaving Jamaican people's ancestors. The PM also hinted that the former colony was ready to ditch the British monarchy and become a republic.

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