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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JoliePoufiasse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 26 2013 at 9:06pm
Originally posted by thewonderfulwa thewonderfulwa wrote:

Today, in response, Jay released this statement:This collaboration lives in a place of giving and is about the Foundation. I am not making a dime from this collection; I do not stand to make millions, as falsely reported. I need to make that fact crystal clear. The Shawn Carter Foundation is the beneficiary and the foundation is receiving 25% of all sales from the collaboration, 10% of all sales generated in the store on November 20th and, an additional donation from Barneys. This money is going to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships to help further theirat institutions of higher learning. My idea was born out of creativity and charity… not profit.I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately? The negligent, erroneous reports and attacks on my character, intentions, and the spirit of this collaboration have forced me into a statement I didn’t want to make without the full facts. Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project, wouldn’t hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter, but all the people that stand a chance at higher education. I have been working with my team ever since the situation was brought to my attention to get to the bottom of these incidents and at the same time find a solution that doesn’t harm all those that stand to benefit from this collaboration.I am against discrimination of any kind, but if I make snap judgements, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I committing the same sin as someone who profiles? I am no stranger to being profiled and I truly empathize with anyone that has been put in that position. Hopefully this brings forth a dialogue to effect real change. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter#Factsonly
 
Hmmm... Math has never been my forte, but how does he not stand to make a dime?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lilaca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 28 2013 at 2:46pm
so i can't visit ny now...fml....


Atlanta and new orleans it is when i visit one day
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Macy’s And Barneys Are Being Investigated By NY Attorney General For Racial Profiling

by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) October 29th, 2013 @ 11:40am
Macys, Herald Square, New York
  • (AllHipHop News) After numerous African Americans accused Barneys and Macy’s of racial profiling, will these corporate giants get oversight or simply an overview? According to the New York Attorney General, the two companies are under investigation and must deliver information on their store policies by Friday (November 1st).

    New York Attorney General sent Macy’s East’s Chief Store Peter Sasche a letter detailing what information is needed from him to complete the investigation. That includes information on anti-discrimination policies as of October 1st, 2013,  customer complaints of racial discrimination over the past year and more.  Barneys Chief Executive Mark Lee is set to meet with Al Sharpton at the headquarters of Sharpton’s  civil rights group, National Action Network in Harlem on Tuesday (November 5th).

    Macy’s history with customers accusing them of racial profiling spans further than 2013. According to the Attorney General, Macy’s paid $600,000 to settle similar racial profiling cases in 2005 after accusations of its New York stores profiling Black and Latinos. Other provisions of that settlement included establishing a new Security Monitor position, develop regulations on handcuffing and keep a database of records of all detentions that occur in the store.

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    "Attorney General Schneiderman is committed to ensuring that all New York residents are afforded equal protection under the law," Kristen Clarke, who heads the attorney general's civil rights bureau, wrote to Lee and Sachse.

    "The alleged repeated behavior of your employees raises troubling questions about your company's commitment to that ideal," the letters said.

    Schneiderman's office, Macy's and Barneys were not immediately available for comment.

    The fourth "shop and frisk" complaint was filed by Art Palmer, 56, an exercise trainer from Brooklyn. He said he was surrounded by police who demanded to see identification in April after he used his credit card to buy $320 worth of Polo shirts and ties, the Daily News reported.



  • Edited by JoliePoufiasse - Oct 29 2013 at 12:54pm
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 12:51pm
    Excuse my ignorance but speaking to Rev. Al is gonna do what?
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JoliePoufiasse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 12:55pm
    Originally posted by GG GG wrote:

    Excuse my ignorance but speaking to Rev. Al is gonna do what?
    Not sure what the outcome will be but it's very good news that the attorney general is taking over
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FarraFace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 2:12pm
    Damn, they hemming up senior citizens too?

    Now see, that's that shyt we be talkin about.

    *waits for the claims of employment discrimination to come out*
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 2:16pm
    As long as some light is shed on the situation as a whole I'm happy. I also won't be shoppin at these stores ever again.

    Edited by GG - Oct 29 2013 at 2:17pm
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carolina cutie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 3:41pm
    Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

    Damn, they hemming up senior citizens too?

    Now see, that's that shyt we be talkin about.

    *waits for the claims of employment discrimination to come out*
    Guuurl! I hope it all comes out.
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