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Brand: Barneys

Reason: Earlier this year, 19-year-old black college student Trayon Christian went to the famous retail store to purchase a $350 Ferragamo belt. After making the purchase, just before leaving the Madison Ave NYC store, he was stopped by undercover officers who allegedly questioned how a young black boy could afford such an expensive purchase. After showing officers his ID and the receipt and being searched without consent, Christian was handcuffed and taken to the local precinct. Barneys New York recently took to their Twitter to reveal that their company has a “Zero tolerance for racial profiling.” Christian has filed a lawsuit against Barneys and the NYPD. Another young woman who was buying a Celine purse claimed something similar happened to her. 

SOURCE: Huffington Post

Not Cool: 10 Brands & Companies Accused Of Racial Profiling was originally published on globalgrind.com

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