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