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Black Lives Matter Protest During New York Fashion Week, 4 Years Ago Today

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Black Lives Matter Protest during New York Fashion Week on June 12, 2016.
Black Lives Matter Protest during New York Fashion Week on June 12, 2016. pic via fashionista.com

On June 12, 2016 Hannah Stoudemire with several friends headed to Clarkson Square during New York Fashion Week to protest for Black Lives Matter. This was right on the heels of the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being murdered by the police. Hannah told the Cut Blog, she didn't feel right attending fashion shows while our people are being murdered and all of the racial injustices in the country. 
Lets fast forward to June 12, 2020...4 years later the Black Lives Matter protests are being organized throughout the world due to the murder of George Floyd that was caught once again on video.

Black Lives Matter Protest in NYC on June 8, 2020.

Not much as change from 4 years ago, however what has changed is the overwhelming support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. During the protest 4 years ago at Fashion week, fashion designers, fashion editors, bloggers and other professionals in the fashion industry ignored this protest.
4 years ago Hannah told Fashionista.com ,
 "And I saw Maxwell walk past, and he didn’t even acknowledge it. It was almost as if he didn’t want to be associated with it, and that’s ridiculous."

Fast forward to June 2, 2020, the music industry started a social media protest, #BlackOutTuesday where people post black squares on Twitter and/or Instagram to show solidarity against police brutality. Even though the  music industry started this hashtag trend, it spread throughout all industries. Majority of Fashion magazines, editors and other professionals posted black squares on their feed.

 I wonder if #BlackOutTuesday happened 4 years ago, would it be received the same? 

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