Band-Aid to produce bandages for range of skin tones
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Band-Aid announced this week that it would be releasing new bandages that match a variety of skin tones as well as a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter. 

"We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you.⁣ We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community," the brand wrote on Instagram.

"We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin. We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.⁣"

 
The brand's parent company, Johnson & Johnson, has also committed $1 million to Black Lives Matter.
 
Many asked in the comments why it took so long for Band-Aid to release bandages that match other skin tones, a complain that has been pointed out for decades. Other companies have since been created to offer bandages that match black and brown customers, such as Tru-Colour and Browndages.
 
As discussions about racism are held online in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody, many have highlighted a lack of black and brown Band-Aids as an example of racism and businesses that cater to white customers over black customers.