2020 Press Releases

NYC Commission on Human Rights Settles With Prada Over Merchandise Containing Racist Imagery in Landmark Case Mandating Comprehensive Programs To Combat Anti-Black Racism, 02/05/20

“I am so proud of the work of the NYC Commission on Human Rights on this conciliation agreement,” said Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair and Comissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. “Every day our staff strive to better the lives of New Yorkers and create lasting impact to strengthen human rights. Today’s conciliation does exactly that – it recognizes the harm of racist iconography, demands accountability from Italy to New York City , and charts a path forward to greater inclusion and respect for Black people. The restorative justice measures required in this settlement may today be considered unconventional for law enforcement, but my hope is that government, here in New York City and Across the country, continue to think outside the box to address and remedy historical and current harms perpetrated through anti-Black racism.”