Brandon Blackwood has been designing bags for years but it was only this summer that a special design of his started populating everyone’s Instagram feeds: A miniature leather purse engraved with “End Systematic Racism.” Shortly after the bag went viral, Kim Kardashian posed on Instagram sporting the bag giving it even more attention. But what is this bag all about? 

Earlier this year, when Brandon saw the mass protesting and rampant racial injustice in the US, he felt his approach to fashion needed to change to adapt to the current times. As a Black designer, he felt guilty continuing to post his normal content and creating products to sell. “I was stuck creatively and exhausted by the daily news,” Brandon tells Teen Vogue. “I had a pretty solid following and decided I would take this opportunity to make something that could have a direct impact against systemic…

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