Sharpton, Barneys NY CEO to meet over race stops

5:37 AM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton and community members plan to meet with the CEO of Barneys New York to discuss allegations of racial profiling at high end department stores.

The meeting with Mark Lee is scheduled for Tuesday at Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem. Hazel Dukes, President of the New York chapter of the NAACP, also plans to be there.

Last week, two black customers accused the luxury store of racial profiling after they said they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after lawfully purchasing expensive items.

Macy's flagship Manhattan store has also been hit with an actor's claim that he was stopped because of his race while shopping.

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