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New York Attorney General Contacts Barneys, Macy's

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In response to four claims of racial profiling, split between Barneys on Madison Avenue and Macy's in Herald Square, the New York Attorney General has reportedly contacted both retailers "asking for information on their policies for stopping, detaining and questioning customers based on race," according to the New York Daily News.

Part of the letter reads: "The alleged repeated behavior of your employees raises troubling questions about your company's commitment to that ideal." The article also cites a "prior settlement agreement" regarding a 2005 lawsuit claiming the store discriminated against black and and Hispanic shoppers. The letters were sent out on Monday, with a response deadline of Friday.
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Barneys New York, Madison

660 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10065 (212) 826-8900 Visit Website

Macy's

151 West 34th Street, Manhattan, NY 10001 (212) 695-4400 Visit Website