Written by The Strategy
As we enter the third week of anti-racism protests around the world, we are starting to notice small changes happening in the fight against anti-racism. We’ll keep updating this page as changes keep happening.
In The Media
- Samira Nasr has been named editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar U.S., as of July 2020. She is the first woman of colour to assume the role at one of the oldest fashion magazines.
- Leandra Medine Cohen came under fire for lack of diversity and tone deaf content at Man Repeller. As of last week, the website’s founder is stepping back.
- Refinery29’s Christene Barberich is stepping down as global editor-in-chief after former staff members came forward about racism they faced while working at Refinery29. Barberich is also one of the founders of the website.
- Adam Rapoport, the editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit, has resigned after photos of him and his wife in “brown face” surfaced on social media.
- The head of Condé Nast Entertainment’s lifestyle video programming, Matt Duckor, is leaving the company after allegations came out that he didn’t feature people of colour in Bon Appétit Test Kitchen videos and didn’t pay them equally to white employees.
- Joan Smalls has pledged to donate 50% of her 2020 income to Black Lives Matter
- Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, and fashion publicist, Sandrine Charles have co-founded the Black in Fashion Council, with an aim to represent and secure the advancement of black individuals of the fashion and beauty industry. The organization officially launches in July 2020 and is partnered with the CFDA.
- Sephora was the first major retailer to sign Aurora James’ initiative that challenges retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to products made by black-owned companies.
- Rent The Runway also signed the 15% Pledge.
- L’Oréal has formed a new UK diversity & inclusion advisory board
Brands Using Their Voices For Good
- Glossier is donating $500,000 to various organizations aiming to fight systemic racism. Organizations include Black Lives Matter, The NAACP, and We The Protestors. They will also be allocating $500,000 in the from of grants to Black-owned beauty businesses.
- Savage x Fenty is donating funds to Black Lives Matter New York and The Bail Project.
- The Jordan Brand has pledged $100 million to fight against racial injustice, over the next 10 years.
- Cos has pledged $500,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Color of Change, and the ACLU.
- Etsy is donating $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative and another $500,000 to the Borealis Philanthropy Black-Led Movement Fund.
- Warby Parker is donating $1 million to multiple organizations aiming to fight systemic racism.
- Adidas will be investing $120 million to black communities over a four year period, including 50 full university scholarships for Black students each year.
Government Policy Update
- Louisville, Ky., city council passed a ban, dubbed Breonna’s Law, on no-knock warrants.