Quote of the Day: Iman on Beauty

The model on how America’s standards of beauty exclude certain people.

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You can read this quote by Iman in her book I Am Iman (2001) and in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Find out about Iman’s efforts to promote diversity in the fashion industry here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.