Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Are Oakley's Asian Fit Sunglasses Racist?

"Let’s just say it: There are a lot of different kinds of noses out there in this beautiful world of ours," starts a recent post on Quartz. "And yet, it’s still somewhat surprising that Oakley churns out a line of wraparound sunglasses tailored to the contours of Asian consumers—marketed under the not-so-subtle moniker 'Asian Fit.' In fact, it’s common currency within the eyeglass industry that frames fit certain ethnic groups differently—and in particular, that they fit Asians differently from Europeans." Read more.