I can see where you are coming from with some of your points. Two sides to every coin, I suppose, and perhaps it is the times we are in. Isabel Toledo's piece that included those tidbits, shouldn't be taken with offense, rather to highlight that she did actually do those things and was "ahead of the curve." I'm not sure why it is bad to highlight that. Now, please correct me if I'm wrong (and perhaps it is just the way I have read it), but where you mention "But you’ve got to have the goods to back it up and proof your worth. And we wouldn’t be having this conversation if all the diversity are immensely talented." Are you referring to non-white designers and saying that they don't have the talent that warrants the hype and they are solely being put into the spotlight because of their race? If that's the case, the same argument can be made for their peers, so I'm not buying that. I'm not saying Virgil, or Pyer, or every single other designer of color is showing us anything groundbreaking, but the same can be said for a handful of other designers who have based in the limelight in years past. Yes, we do put an emphasis on "the firsts" of a lot of things, at the moment. But rather than be annoyed at the emphasis on that, you should be annoyed that POC haven't had those opportunities in the past. We wouldn't need to highlight any of these things if the playing field was even from the beginning. However, here we are. I am not quick to label anyone or anything in particular as racist, I like to give the benefit of the doubt in most cases. So no, when I see an all white campaign, I don't immediately scream 'racism', but I do look at the overall message a brand communicates. I like beauty for the sake of beauty, not for the sake of checking boxes. It has to make sense, however, I find it hard in this day and age for a brand to have a show or a string of campaigns in which only white people are cast. I'm sure we will have to agree to disagree on some of this, but I don't think the argument you are making is fully balanced.