A client hired me to design a logo for their social networking project featuring a ring of people holding hands. They didn’t ask me to, but in my design comp I gave all the people different skintones because it just seemed, you know, normal.
Client: I don’t like this logo, it’s racist. Just make all the people white.
Me: In what way is it “racist”? We’re just being inclusive. I don’t understand the problem.
Client: It’s racist to draw attention to people’s differences. Just make them white.
Me: …and how exactly is excluding people of color and pretending that everyone is white any better?
Client: It’s just better, if all the icons are white then nobody will think about it.
Then he fired me on the spot. (Bullet dodged though, honestly…)