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┬áNAACP’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.