Earlier today, it was revealed that Kanye West is serving out his community service by speaking about his personal experiences designing and working in the fashion industry to students at a fashion school. Imagine if you were just rolling into class one day and one of the biggest celebrities in the world was standing at the front with a lesson plan in hand? Of course, fter the initial round of insanity and necessary Instagrams were taken, Kanye West would get the students in order and proceed with the day's class. And in case you were wondering, these are All the Fashion Courses Kanye West Probably Taught While Serving His Community Service at a Fashion School.
Abandon Ship: Knowing When It's Time to Switch Companies
Haters Gonna Hate: Implicit vs. Explicit Racism in Fashion
Course description: Explicit racism is easily seen and can be pointed at when it rears its ugly head. But what about the implicit racism that exists in the fashion industry, which remains hidden and flows below the surface? This course will be both historical and contemporary, examining the intangible racism that runs rampant in fashion, starting with the lyrics of "New Slaves," and Professor West's "rant" at the Las Vegas "Yeezus Tour" show, when he said:
"Doing clothes you would’ve thought I had help, but they wasn’t satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself. You see there’s broke-nigga racism, that’s that 'don’t touch anything in the store.' Excuse me, that’s that 'Can I help you, sir?' That’s that racial profiling in parties and shit, talking about 'Did you steal that?' and it’s that rich nigga racism that come in come in please buy more. Bring the fur coats, bring the boats. Please buy more. I know you just got some money and you can’t wait to spend it nigga."