The Power of Rumor

A folklorist studies legends that circulate among black men and women

March 23, 1994 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Vacaville, California -- Have you heard the one about Liz Claiborne?

The fashion designer doesn't like black women to wear her clothing. Check out her designs in the mall: She makes the clothes small so they don't fit black women.

Spike Lee knows...

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