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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Macy's will pay $650,000 to settle allegations that it racially profiled customers at its store in New York City. Macy's joins Barneys, another New York department store that has paid a big settlement for racial profiling in recent weeks. Macy's flagship store in Manhattan faced more than a dozen complaints from African-American and Latino customers claiming that Macy's "lost prevention unit" detained them even though they hadn't stolen or attempted to steal anything.

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In October 2013, Robert Brown, a 29-year-old black actor, filed suit against Macy's, saying he was unfairly detained. Brown said he purchased a $1,300 Movado watch for his mother to celebrate her graduation from college. After the purchase, he alleged, security officers approached him and insisted that he could not afford such an item, holding him in a Macy's cell for one hour. He settled with Macy's in July for an undisclosed sum.

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I guess the real question is did these tactics reduce Macy's losses by more than $650,000. If so, there's no reason for them to stop.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-23 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

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