Color Line: Polo Ralph Lauren Wrestles With the Issue of Race

by Teri Agins


“Fashion magnate Ralph Lauren says he first became aware of racial tension within his company after an incident in 1997 at a Long Island sportswear boutique.

A regional manager with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. dropped by the new Polo Sport store in anticipation of an inspection by an important visitor: Jerome Lauren, Ralph’s older brother and the executive overseeing Polo menswear…”

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