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Shopping While Black

DOs and DON'Ts of Black People Shopping In Your Store

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Phoebe Robinson

Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don't get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you're sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it's meant to make your presence known and me nervous.

Vine User Gets Back At Store Employees Following Him In Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

While shopping in a series of convenience stores, Vine user Rashid Polo realized that something was up: the store employees around him were ostensibly...

Retail Task Force Sets Roadmap To Address Racial Profiling

www.wwd.com | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Rev. Al Sharpton outlined concrete steps for dealing with racial profiling and “shop and frisk” at stores in New York City at a press...

Black Friday Shopping Tips For Black People

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

Leave it to "The Daily Show" to add a hilarious spin to a controversial topic. This time around, they tackled the recent racial profiling allegations ...

Barneys and Macy's No-Shows At Racial Profiling City Council Hearing

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how th...

Major Fashion Retailers Will Discuss How NOT To Be So Racist

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

Thanks to the racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Barneys and Macy's over the past several weeks, a group of major fashion retailers have dec...

Al Sharpton Discusses Racial Profiling With Macy's CEO

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton said he and other civil rights leaders had a "brutally honest" meeting Monday with the CEO of Macy's over racia...

The Perils Of 'Shopping While Black'

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

-- The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly j...