Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jay-Z To Continue With Barneys Collaboration, Despite Their Discrimination Practices
Rapper and hip hop mogul Jay-Z says he will move forward with a planned collaboration with luxury retailer Barneys New York, despite recent claims and allegations of racial profiling against Black customers.
In a statement on his website, Jay-Z said that under the condition that he will help to lead the store’s review of its policies, he has agreed to move forward with the launch of his BNY SCC collection.
He commented, "I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue... I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on."
He added that 100% of all sales from the Barneys collaboration will go toward his charitable foundation, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. That foundation supports educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.
Meanwhile, at least two African American former customers of Barneys are still pursuing their lawsuits after they reportedly were arrested and harassed by police after making high-end purchases at one of the retailer's locations. One bought a belt for more than $300, and the other bought a handbag for $2,500 - only to be questioned by police as to how they could afford such large purchases.
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