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The advertising business incentivizes segregation: industry veteran

The senseless killing of George Floyd by three members of the Minneapolis Police Department has sparked a wave of protests across the globe, shining a light on systemic racism in the U.S. Many businesses across the country have taken a stand in the Black Lives Matter movement, with some brands going as far as changing long-standing logos and slogans with problematic, racial implications. Brands like Aunt Jemima (PEP), Mrs. Butterworth (CAG), and Uncle Ben’s have announced that they will be rebranding and replacing their racist brand names and logos. 

Ending systemic racism may prove especially difficult for the advertising industry,

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