New York City Thinks It Has Power to Tell Businesses What They Can’t Sell

GURPS

INGSOC
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The dolls had first become the subject of controversy back in December 2018, after civil-rights lawyer Chinyere Ezie shared a photo of them on social media. Ezie’s post, in which she stated that she was “shaking with anger” over them, went viral — prompting Prada to apologize and pull the dolls from shelves.

Unfortunately for Prada, however, this wasn’t enough. Ezie still filed a complaint. What’s more, the commission sent Prada a “cease and desist,” and it had been investigating the company over the issue for the last year — until the two entities finally reached a deal on it just last week.


The deal, the New York Times reports, includes a promise by Prada to send all of its New York City employees — and its Milan executives — to sensitivity training. Prada has also agreed to allow for external oversight of its business for two years, and to hire a diversity-and-inclusion director (one that has to be approved by the commission) who will be responsible for “reviewing Prada’s designs before they are sold, advertised or promoted in any way in the United States.” If you think that sounds like an absurd task for a single individual, you’re not alone: The Times piece itself notes in parentheses that, considering “the hundreds of products Prada creates every season, this is a pretty extraordinary task.”

Now, I’m not going to weigh in whatsoever on whether Prada should have been selling those dolls. Actually, I don’t think that anyone sane could see this story and think that that was what we should be talking about here. The point is that the New York City government should never be able to tell them that they can’t.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/new-york-city-thinks-it-has-power-to-tell-businesses-what-they-cant-sell/
 

Hijinx

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Sensitivity training. What a waste of time.
Trying to brainwash adults.
You come out thinking you were right for thinking these people they are trying to make you sensitive to are nuts.
 
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transporter

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Odd...the President of the United States is running around seeking revenge on everyone he an think of....he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies...he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier who did his Constitution duty....

All that is just A-OK" to you two....but your worried about somebody being told not sell dolls in NYC??? As if that is some travesty of American justice???

WTF is wrong with you people?
 
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BOP

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Odd...the President of the United States is running around seeking revenge on everyone he an think of....he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies...he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier who did his Constitution duty....

All that is just A-OK" to you two....but your worried about somebody being told not sell dolls in NYC??? As if that is some travesty of American justice???

WTF is wrong with you people?
You should lay off the drugs, m'kay?
 

BOP

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The dolls had first become the subject of controversy back in December 2018, after civil-rights lawyer Chinyere Ezie shared a photo of them on social media. Ezie’s post, in which she stated that she was “shaking with anger” over them, went viral — prompting Prada to apologize and pull the dolls from shelves.

Unfortunately for Prada, however, this wasn’t enough. Ezie still filed a complaint. What’s more, the commission sent Prada a “cease and desist,” and it had been investigating the company over the issue for the last year — until the two entities finally reached a deal on it just last week.


The deal, the New York Times reports, includes a promise by Prada to send all of its New York City employees — and its Milan executives — to sensitivity training. Prada has also agreed to allow for external oversight of its business for two years, and to hire a diversity-and-inclusion director (one that has to be approved by the commission) who will be responsible for “reviewing Prada’s designs before they are sold, advertised or promoted in any way in the United States.” If you think that sounds like an absurd task for a single individual, you’re not alone: The Times piece itself notes in parentheses that, considering “the hundreds of products Prada creates every season, this is a pretty extraordinary task.”

Now, I’m not going to weigh in whatsoever on whether Prada should have been selling those dolls. Actually, I don’t think that anyone sane could see this story and think that that was what we should be talking about here. The point is that the New York City government should never be able to tell them that they can’t.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/new-york-city-thinks-it-has-power-to-tell-businesses-what-they-cant-sell/
I'm wondering how they feel about Ralph "Blackie" Northam.
 

Merlin99

Visualize whirled peas
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Odd...the President of the United States is running around seeking revenge on everyone he an think of....he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies...he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier who did his Constitution duty....

All that is just A-OK" to you two....but your worried about somebody being told not sell dolls in NYC??? As if that is some travesty of American justice???

WTF is wrong with you people?
The president is not seeking revenge on anybody, he's cleaning house on anyone who doesn't ascribe to vision. Being that his is the ONLY opinion that matters in the executive branch that's not an unreasonable course of action

The DOJ is a bunch of career civil servants that work for an executive appointee. They may be given leeway to make some decisions, but in the end it's the executive appointee who gets to make the final call.

It's ALWAYS ok for the military to investigate an officer that's suspected of wrongdoing, bypassing the chain of command is in fact bad.
 

Rommey

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Odd...the President of the United States is running around seeking revenge on everyone he an think of....he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies...he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier who did his Constitution duty....
Hey short bus, you really don't need to keep on convincing the rest of us that you are a special brand of stupid.
"he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies." He isn't "instructing" them to do anything. Besides, even if he did, so freaking what? The Federal Prosecutor attorneys work for the DOJ, headed by Barr. You are suggesting the DOJ can't have any oversight on the subordinates. But ask yourself this: IF he wants to do something, why wouldn't he just pardon Stone?

"he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier"
He specifically said it was up to the military to decide what happened to Vindman, not telling the military to do anything.
 
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littlelady

God bless the USA
Hey short bus, you really don't need to keep on convincing the rest of us that you are a special brand of stupid.
"he is instructing the Dept of Justice to protect his friends and seek retribution against his political enemies." He ins't "instructing" them to do anything. Besides, even if he did, so freaking what? The Federal Prosecutor attorneys work for the DOJ, headed by Barr. You are suggesting the DOJ can't have any oversight on the subordinates. But ask yourself this: IF he wants to do something, why wouldn't he just pardon Stone?

"he tell the military it is ok to investigate a soldier"
He specifically said it was up to the military to decide what happened to Vindman, not telling the military to do anything.
Exactly.
 
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