Sharpton Meeting With Barneys CEO Over Profiling Accusations

Two black customers have accused the store of racial profiling

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Al Sharpton

Following two black customers’ complaints of racial profiling at Barneys clothing stores in New York city last week, civil rights activist Al Sharpton is meeting Tuesday with the high-end retailer’s CEO.

The meeting, which NAACP’s New York chapter president Hazel Dukes also plans to attend, is taking place after two black customers claim they were detained by police after purchasing expensive items. Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old engineering student, is suing after being accused of committing credit card fraud to buy a $349 belt.

In spite of the controversy, Jay-Z said recently that he is is continuing his Barneys holiday collaboration, which benefits his foundation that offers scholarships to minority students.

[AP]

12 comments
maryjanesuncle
maryjanesuncle

Sharpton..pay me to shut up. Nice protection racket he has going on.

pcushny
pcushny

So do you think Mark Lee from Barney's already has a blank check made out to NAN sitting in his top drawer for the meeting with The Most Reverend Bottomfeeder Al?  It disgusts me how one sided and opportunistic Al the slug Sharpton is.  How about looking for reparations from Jay Z for starting his career selling crack to his own people and cursing them into a life of slavery to the glass pipe?  BTW Al's not looking so good lately, here's hoping we see a news release soon that the cancer that ate his soul a long time ago moved on to his body

DJTomD
DJTomD

Tawanna make a bet that Sharpton would like everyone to forget his early career moves?

DJTomD
DJTomD

how much of the profits from the barney's deal go to the foundation and how much from the foundation goes to scholarships? Jay Z doesn't have to remove one nickel from his pocket to look like a philanthropist. Hats off to his accountant. Beyoncé will have do another dictator party before she kicks in her share.

edcoca6
edcoca6

If you're going to be in the forefront for righteousness, then stand up for all righteousness regardless of color!

edcoca6
edcoca6

Where was Sharptounge when the two black teens killed the veteran up in the Northwest? What a hypocrite! Talk about picking and choosing what he feels is right & wrong.... Quite living off the back of your people!

DanielLenihan
DanielLenihan

If anyone truly believes Sharpton does more good , then stir the hate pot you are sadly following the wrong line of thinking. His career in the media started  and based on a lie. Is not the saying you can not start a relationship based on a lie. Yet look at him now. I am sure he has done good, but it seems he wants to be sensationalized and televised.

cdblnr
cdblnr

So........ "Reverend" Sharpton will ask Macy's for a large "donation" to avoid a boycott.  Macy's will give it to him.  In the old days this was called extortion.  Now it is called Community Organizing. 


Openminded1
Openminded1

@edcoca6 he is nothing but a double standard racist, in for the money and taking advantage of his own people, who keep on lining his pockets.

sukebe7
sukebe7

@cdblnr hate much?  If so, you probably qualify for a job at Barney's as a security job.  Who knows, perhaps you could be the next Zimmerman.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@sukebe7 @cdblnr Race card bs, you must be black, or love black men. Al not so sharp sharpton is nothing but a racist taking money of his own people. he is a parasite .