Over the past week, outrage has erupted across the United States and around the world in response to the killings of black people by police officers. The shocking deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade—three recent, high-profile victims—inspired protests from Minneapolis to New York City and beyond.
The fashion website Fashionista announced Monday morning that it would take its digital properties dark for the day, in order to make space for the necessary conversations sparked by these demonstrations. For the next 24 hours, we at Robb Report will do the same.
We condemn all forms of violence, and we stand in solidarity with the black community, the Black Lives Matter movement and with the organizers of other peaceful protests across the country. And we believe that luxury, the world we cover daily, has a role to play in helping to address the structural racism that plagues our society. The luxury industry, like any other, needs to do more.
We acknowledge here that, similarly, we must do more. We are committed to having a multitude of diverse voices represented by Robb Report as well as being featured across all our channels, and that is something we are continually trying to improve upon.
We will resume posting our normal content tomorrow evening. Until then we recommend the following list of resources and organizations.
Where to Donate:
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Ebony and Ivy by Craig Steven Wilder
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
13th (Ava DuVernay)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson)
King In The Wilderness (Peter Kunhardt)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson Jr.)
The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon)
Freedom Riders (Stanley Nelson Jr.)