Why do blunders like the Gucci blackface debacle still happen? A diversity exec has 3 theories

Mar 13, 2019 - Quartz

Since December, three fashion labels have been called out for producing offensive products evoking racist tropes. First Prada had to recall keychains that resembled a Sambo figure, then Gucci and Katy Perry had to pull contentious sweaters and shoes, respectively, that conjured images of blackface.

Such debacles inevitably raise the question: How do designs like these actually get approved, produced, and distributed without someone speaking up?

Many of the answers are deep and comple...