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In the weeks following the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis, numerous brands have made statements and donated money to organizations fighting for racial justice.
Such statements are the first step for many companies, but hardly a place to stop. Recently, hundreds of Black professionals in the advertising industry signed an open letter demanding that agency leaders do more to improve Black representation, ensure fair compensation and establish a work culture that’s “more equitable and inclusive to a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives” within their own firms.