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A group of 15 to 20 people gathered in front of Barneys' Madison Avenue flagship yesterday in protest of alleged racial profiling at the luxury department store. "We are here to boycott Barneys until they make some adjustments in their security detail and policy," Clinton M. Miller, a pastor with the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, told WWD. Miller said his congregants plan "to be here intermittently unless a resolution is brought forth."
By Friday, both Barneys and Macy's—which has similar drama going on right now—need to answer a request from New York's Attorney General. Among the information demanded is the total number of stops and detentions of customers, by race, occurring between October 15th 2012 and 2013.
· Group Protests Outside Barneys New York [WWD]
· New York Attorney General Contacts Barneys, Macy's [Racked NY]
· Queens Teen Slaps Barneys With Discrimination Suit [Racked NY]