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Gucci Facing Heavy Criticism for Selling This "Blackface" Sweater

By Mustafa Gatollari

Gucci probably wishes they gathered a little more input on this sweater design before releasing it on the market.

We're living in an interesting and scary time in terms of equality. On the one hand, great strides are being made toward inclusion and fighting against pre-established gender and racial practices and institutions that have constructed modern society as we know it — with all of its successes and all of its failings.

But, on the other hand, we still have a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to developing the sensitivity necessary to see when something might be or clearly is racially problematic.

And as much as I hate "problematic" posts, I do think that people who are genuinely offended by this Gucci sweater's design may be on to something here. Just take a look at it and judge for yourself.

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Source: twitter