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A model walks the runway at a Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week in February 2018.

Designers like Gucci are failing to learn from their mistakes and keep selling clothes that spark accusations of cultural insensitivity

Luxury fashion brands like Gucci and Prada have been called out for what are considered culturally insensitive designs time and time again.
Students at Homewood Flossmore High School staged a walkout on Tuesday, in protest of a viral video showing several of their white classmates wearing blackface.

1,000 Chicago-area students walked out of school after several white classmates wore blackface in a video

The video shows the boys, with their faces blackened, laughing and shouting as they drive up to a fast-food restaurant.
Police vehicles are seen on a road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016.

Photos of Baton Rouge Police Department detectives wearing blackface have surfaced in a 1993 yearbook photo

The department said the officers were working "in an undercover capacity during a department-approved operation when the photos were taken."
Katy Perry said she was "saddened" by accusations that shoes from her fashion line resemble blackface.

Katy Perry responds to accusations that shoes from her fashion line resemble blackface: ‘Our intention was never to inflict any pain’

Katy Perry said she was "saddened" by people's accusations online that shoes from her accessories line, Katy Perry Collections, resemble blackface.
Both shoes feature 3D eyes, a gold triangle "nose," and bright red lips.

Shoes from Katy Perry’s fashion line are being pulled from stores after people accused them of resembling blackface

People have accused Katy Perry's shoes and handbags line, Katy Perry Collections, of designing two pairs of shoes that resemble blackface.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor's mansion on February 2, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.

Most black Virginians think Gov. Ralph Northam should remain in office despite racist photo scandal, poll shows

Just 37% of African-American Virginians think Ralph Northam should resign, whereas 58% think he shouldn't, a Washington Post-Schar School poll said.
Governor Ralph Northam addresses the media Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is resisting pressure to resign, and has reportedly been given homework by his advisers to read ‘Roots’ and &#...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is reportedly trying to rehabilitate his image, in part by reading the works of prominent African-American writers.
Gucci's wool balaclava sweater.

Gucci has apologized after people suggested its $900 sweater looked like blackface

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Gucci said it "deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper."

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reveals that he also wore blackface during college, threatening a constitutional crisis

Herring, a Democrat, added that "the shame of that moment has haunted me for decades."
Governor Ralph Northam addresses the media Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va.

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam reportedly considered leaving the Democratic Party amid fallout over yearbook photo scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam almost left the Democratic Party to govern independently after a 'blackface' scandal. The Washington Post says he will not