Prada Employees to Undergo ‘Sensitivity Training’ Due to Sambo-Like Merchandise

Employees of the Italian fashion brand Prada will be required to undergo “sensitivity training” after a left-wing activist accused one of its stores displays of being racist, as reported by Good Morning America.

The decision stems from an incident in December 2018 where a far-left lawyer, Chinyere Ezie, posted photos online of a Prada store display in New York featuring several figurines that she claimed resembled “Sambo” dolls, which represent historical caricatures of African-Americans.

In an over-dramatic Facebook post, Ezie claimed, without evidence, that she was “assaulted” by the very sight of the figurines, and was “shaking with anger.” Prada was subsequently investigated by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which eventually sent the company a cease-and-desist letter after determining that the figurines constituted “discrimination” just by existing.

Eventually, the city of New York and Prada reached a settlement, which “requires that Prada invest in restorative justice efforts to combat anti-Black racism and promote diversity and inclusion in Prada’s business activities, advertising, and products,” in a clear violation of Prada’s First Amendment rights.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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