We have work to do.
Much of the fashion industry has been built off of the talents, labour, and creativity of Black people, just as so many industries are. We must not ignore the injustices they face.
This past week, we’ve spent some time reading, learning and having conversations about the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism in the United States, Canada, and abroad. Being able to reflect in this way is in itself an immense privilege.
We’re sharing some of the resources we’ve found helpful in learning about systemic racism, our role in it, and how we can change it. We hope you find them helpful too.
Some of the books we’re reading:
- The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nahesi Coates
- White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act, by Bob Joseph
Some social media accounts we’ve been following:
These lists are by no means exhaustive. This is lifelong work.
We are continuing to do our research, but we welcome any resources you would like to share. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you'd like us to check out.