(AllHipHop News) After numerous African Americans accused Barneys and Macy’s of racial profiling, will these corporate giants get oversight or simply an overview? According to the New York Attorney General, the two companies are under investigation and must deliver information on their store policies by Friday (November 1st).
New York Attorney General sent Macy’s East’s Chief Store Peter Sasche a letter detailing what information is needed from him to complete the investigation. That includes information on anti-discrimination policies as of October 1st, 2013, customer complaints of racial discrimination over the past year and more. Barneys Chief Executive Mark Lee is set to meet with Al Sharpton at the headquarters of Sharpton’s civil rights group, National Action Network in Harlem on Tuesday (November 5th).
Macy’s history with customers accusing them of racial profiling spans further than 2013. According to the Attorney General, Macy’s paid $600,000 to settle similar racial profiling cases in 2005 after accusations of its New York stores profiling Black and Latinos. Other provisions of that settlement included establishing a new Security Monitor position, develop regulations on handcuffing and keep a database of records of all detentions that occur in the store.