“Racial Profiling” Shopping While Black

October 29, 2013 3:51 PM
“Racial Profiling” Shopping While Black
" On PowerTalk with Lorraine Jacques-White today we had an amazing show, what really got our audience engaged in conversation was the controversal topic regarding several Black American New York shopper, pointing at Macy’s and Barney’s , who were making racial profiling allegations. Art Palmer says four plainclothes cops questioned him three blocks away from the flagship store after he bought $320 worth of Polo dress shirts and ties. The latest accusation echoes those by Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips against Barneys and by actor Robert Brown against the same Macy’s.

Another department store customer came forward Sunday with the fourth “shopping while black” complaint in a week — a customer who says he was surrounded by cops after a legitimate purchase at Macy’s Herald Square in New York.

In an eerie echo of the three prior allegations of racial profiling last week, Art Palmer said four plainclothes cops questioned him just three blocks away from the flagship store after he bought $320 worth of Polo dress shirts and ties April 24.

Palmer, a 56-year-old exercise trainer from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, said he made the purchase without incident, using both his Macy’s platinum card and his American Express card "

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