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Kanye West may be a fan of Zara and their price points, but according to a recent report, Zara isn’t a fan of him or anyone with his skin color. A new survey by the Center for Popular Democracy found that the clothing retailer discriminates towards non-White customers and employees.

Over 250 New York City employees were surveyed by the group, and the findings were SHOCKING … but not really if you’ve ever been inside a Zara. According to the workers, there are feelings of unequal working conditions between Black, Latino and White employees. The study found that Black and “darker-skinned” employees believed they were less likely to be promoted than their White counterparts.

“Findings reveal that both race and skin color play a role in the treatment of employees and customers,” reads the report. “Lighter-skinned workers of color and white employees tend to have higher status assignments, more work hours, and a stronger likelihood of being promoted.”

Some customers, mainly those weren’t White, were referred to as a “special order” by employees. The phrase is code for someone who looks suspicious.

A company spokesperson denied the report, releasing this statement to Huffington Post:

“Zara USA vehemently refutes the findings of the Center for Popular Democracy report which… was prepared with ulterior motives and not because of any actual discrimination or mistreatment. It makes assertions that cannot be supported and do not reflect Zara’s diverse workforce. Zara USA believes that the report is completely inconsistent with the company’s true culture and the experiences of the over 1,500 Zara employees in New York City. We are an equal opportunity employer, and if there are individuals who are not satisfied with any aspect of their employment, we have multiple avenues for them to raise issues that we would immediately investigate and address.

Approximately half of all Zara USA’s employees are Hispanic or African American. In its most recent round of internal promotions at Zara USA, approximately half were Hispanic or African American employees. In addition, approximately half of all hours are regularly allocated to Hispanic or African American employees. These facts clearly demonstrate that diversity and equal opportunity are two of the company’s core values. We are a global multicultural company serving valued customers across 88 countries, and do not tolerate discrimination of any form.”

We know some of ya’ll shop at Zara so we want to hear from you. Have you ever felt like you weren’t welcome in the store? Share your thoughts below.

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation



We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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