Tag: Racial Profiling

Archived: Barneys Agrees to $525,000 Racial-Profiling Settlement

By Chris Hoenig Barneys New York has agreed to a $525,000 settlement after an investigation into accusations of racial profiling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched the investigation after two Black customers filed lawsuits claiming that they had each been profiled by Barneys employees after legal purchases. Trayon Christian,…

Archived: Jay Z's Business Dealings: Racist & Sexist

By Chris Hoenig While Jay Z’s business dealings with Barneys have come under the most public of microscopes since allegations of racial profiling and unlawful detentions at the Manhattan store, it turns out that Barneys is not the first company that Jay Z does business with to face claims of…

Archived: New Claims of Racial Profiling Against Major Retailers

By Chris Hoenig Barneys is facing lawsuits after two recent claims of racial profiling, but it may not be the onlyor the most high-profileManhattan department store that does it. Robert Brown, a successful 29-year-old Black actor, has filed a civil racial-discrimination lawsuit against Macy’s, detailing a series of events eerily…