Rev. Al Sharpton & NAN’s Brooklyn Conference Chair President Kirsten John Foy To Address The Racial Profiling Incidents At Barneys During NAN’s Saturday Action Rally
REV. AL SHARPTON & NAN’S BROOKLYN CONFERENCE CHAIR PRESIDENT KIRSTEN JOHN FOY TO ADDRESS THE RACIAL PROFILING INCIDENTS AT BARNEYS DURING NAN’S SATURDAY ACTION RALLY—-
SHARPTON WILL CALL FOR PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD AND SHARE STORIES IF THEY HAVE BEEN PROFILED AT THE HIGH END STORE
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Kirsten John-Foy, Brooklyn Conference Chairman, NAN
National Action Network headquarters – The House of Justice
106 West 145th Street @ Malcolm X Blvd.)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. Press Arrival
9:45 a.m. Rev. Sharpton and Kirsten John Foy will discuss Barneys.
NEW YORK (WABC) –
Barneys has issued an apology after coming under fire from at least two customers claiming racial profiling.
They have also hired a civil rights expert to figure out how this happened.
One of the city’s most prestigious department stores has pushed its damage control into overdrive.
Barneys New York’s CEO wrote, “Barneys New York believes that no customer should have the unacceptable experience described in recent media reports, and we offer our sincere regret and deepest apologies.”
Barneys is faced with two claims of racial profiling in as many days. First, from 19-year-old Trayon Chrisian who claimed the store called the cops after he bought a $350 belt.
And now, a second case, 21-year-old Kayla Phillips of Brooklyn who was swarmed with police she says, after spending her tax refund on a $2,500 handbag.
But mere hours after demanding a meeting with Barneys management, Kirsten Foy, of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, says he received a personal call from CEO Mark Lee who pledged in his statement, “A thorough review of our practices and procedures as they relate to these matters. We have retained a civil rights expert who will be provided with unrestricted access to all aspects of our store operations.”
And then, on Tuesday, there will be a meeting with community leaders, including Foy.
Rev. Al Sharpton/NAN