African-American Shoppers in New York Accuse Barneys of Racial Profiling

New York, October 26 (RHC)-- Two African-American customers have accused the high-end New York department store Barneys of racial profiling after they were detained for making expensive purchases.

Trayon Christian, who is 19 years old, was arrested moments after buying a $350 belt. Despite showing his ID and debit card to undercover officers, Christian was told the purchase was suspicious because he could not afford to make it. Christian has filed a lawsuit against Barneys.

Another African-American shopper has since come forward to say she endured a similar experience earlier this year. The National Action Network has vowed to picket Barneys unless the alleged racial profiling stops.

 

Edited by Juan Leandro



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