Originally Posted by 1vegan
I think what he (or she) is saying is sort of this:
1- black etc minority have always been to poor to show off stuff like fur.
2- if black etc minority's did have the money to show off, they weren't encouraged by others to do so.
The part of the attitude, I don't get it completely.
**Historically--blacks, asians and other non white races were accused of being subhuman--animals. In fact--many of the arguments used to justify negro slavery and the treatment of non whites was passed over into the arguments used against animal rights. At http://animalvegfaq.tripod.com
I have used historical quotes from non ar-veg sites to back this up. Examples would be saying that blacks dont have souls, they dont feel pain, or that they are better off in captivity than in the jungle. Its really quite astounding how similar the arguments are to those used to defend circuses etc--James Boswell, a noted English writer, makes this case--I can quote it chapter and verse if you like..
I am not suggesting that everyone who is black or asian or latino who wears fur is thinking of these things--of course not. People can be indifferent or stupid as well.
But on the issue of fur--there was a recent article in the NYT (january 2004) saying that younger women were wearing fur. They had photos with the article. Only one was white and she was about 40(I expect that some women who may not have considered wearing fur in their twenties would feel more self conscious about their appearance later on and do so). It may still be archived. You can see for yourself. The others, in the photos were black and asian--and greek. Or go to furs.com and check the celebrity archives. Or go to http://members.boardhost.com/mikhail...tml?1070986194
this is a fur fetish site forum, and check out this discussions on celebrities. They mention celebrity sightings--Jennifer Lopez, Lisa Guerrero, Missy Elliot, etc. Or go to http://entertainment.excite.com/
and click on the picture of the woman that is wearing the fur coat. White?
Maybe its just a big coincidence. shrug
As for your suggestion that they may be too smart for attending animal rights events--maybe you could elaborate?