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Racism In Fashion


Since May 26, headlines have been dominated by the killing of George Floyd and the international protests it has ignited. Thousands have taken to the streets around the world to denounce police brutality and anti-blackness, while online, thousands more have posted en masse in support of #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) and called for an end to systemic racism.

On social media, many fashion brands were quick to align themselves with protesters, posting black squares to Instagram on #BlackoutTuesday, and sharing lengthy captions denouncing racism, discrimination and violence. But not everyone was buying it.

"Plain and simple, I don't think there is the intention behind it to make long-lasting, sustainable change," Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner said in an email to CNN. "Everyone can hop onto the BLM movement right