The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is taking steps to combat systemic racism and promote equality within the fashion industry.

The CFDA — which oversees the fashion industry, its designers, and its events — shared its plans in an Instagram post on shared on June 4. In the post, the CFDA stated that the group held a board meeting on June 2 to discuss how they would respond to the “deplorable acts of racism and violence” currently being seen across the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

“Black people in this country are reeling from years of injustice stemming from institutional constructs such as slavery, segregation, mass incarceration, police brutality and economic and voter suppression,” the board members wrote in their statement. “The Black community is experiencing anger and frustration on top of the effects…

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