Your DGB for today is to call out an organization on their offensive logo or name.
Last month, it was brought to our attention at DGB that our original logo resembled a pink pussy hat. While our original logo predates even the idea of the Women’s March, and was inspired by a dearly departed DGB pet, we carefully considered this criticism. We never want to intentionally publish imagery which excludes anyone or elicits negative feelings. While iconic to a moment in history, the pink pussy hat is problematic for a variety of reasons.
While our Designers at DGB are always open to criticism and change, some companies take their self-righteousness all the way to the Supreme Court, as The Washington Redskins did with their trademark rights last year.
Although the SJC refused the case, thereby leaving the ruling in place that stripped their trademark rights, the team is not required to redesign their logo. Let them know that they’re doing empathy wrong by dropping them a line.
No organization is above accountability. Thank you for keeping us humble.