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Shoppers on 5th Avenue. (file/credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Retailers To List Shoppers’ ‘Bill Of Rights’

The Rev. Al Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.

12/09/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton meets with Barneys CEO Mark Lee on Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Al Sharpton)

Sharpton, Barneys CEO Discuss Racial Profiling During ‘Candid’ Meeting

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

10/29/2013

Macy's Herald Square, as seen in March 2013. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Growing Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Racial Profiling At NYC Department Stores

Brooklyn State Sen. Eric Adams wants the New York City’s Commission on Human Rights to look into reports of unfair treatment of African-American shoppers.

10/28/2013

Art Palmer and attorney Norman Siegel appear at a news conference outside Macy's in Herald Square on Oct. 27, 2013. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

2nd Macy’s Shopper Says He Was Racially Profiled By Police

Art Palmer said purchased several hundred dollars of merchandise from Macy’s in April and then was stopped by four undercover police officers outside.

10/27/2013