(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) — A New York Magazine piece on Thursday accused female Fox News hosts and Donald Trump supporters of engaging in racist dog whistling by having blonde hair.
“Attributes associated with whiteness — light skin, narrow noses — have dominated American beauty ideals as long as there’s been such a thing,” argued NY Mag fashion writer Amy Larocca.
“Fox News and Donald Trump have given blonde hair a new chapter,” she wrote. “Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark.”
She argued that liberal icons like Michelle Obama and Rachel Maddow fail to live up to traditional ideals of beauty.
“But #MAGA, Fox News America is a place where all the classic signifiers of privilege and wealth work on overdrive.”
Blonde hair, Larocca argued, was “a dog whistle of whiteness, an unspoken declaration of values, a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege and to the 1980s vibe that pervades a movement led by a man who still believes in the guilt of the Central Park Five.”
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