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Barneys NY Addresses Racial Profiling Claims

(AURN) -- Tuesday, Reverend Al Sharpton and a group of community activists meet with the CEO of Barneys New York.  The meeting took place at Sharptons' National Action Network headquarters in NY.

Rev. Sharpton, Barney's CEO Mark Lee

Shaprton says the meeting was a "candid" discussion about the allegations of racial profiling at the high end department store.

Barneys is under fire after claims of racial profiling by two young, African-American customers who said they were accused of using fraudulent credit cards to make expensive purchases.

Among other participants participants, Kirsten John Foy, Chair of NAN’s Brooklyn Conference; Hazel Dukes, President of the New York chapter of NAACP; former NY Governor David Paterson;  Michael Eric Dyson, and other Barney's senior executives. 

 

Reverend Al Sharpton and Barney's CEO Mark Lee (National Action Network)

 

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