Racial Profiling

Settlements Reached in Barneys & NYC Discrimination Lawsuit

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Barneys New York has settled a lawsuit by a black teen who said he was racially profiled by the luxury store’s Manhattan location. Trayon Christian sued Barneys and the city of New York claiming his civil rights were violated when he was handcuffed and detained...

Black Professor Detained by Police for “Fitting the Description” of a Robbery Suspect

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Steve Locke, assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, was walking to a local restaurant for a burrito when the police detained him. The police cruiser followed him until he was almost at the burrito restaurant before approaching him. The officer unsnapped...

Denver Mother Says Her Son Was A Victim Of Racial Profiling By Police For 11 Years While Walking To School

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The practice of police officers determining how to approach, handle or regard young Black men based on their skin color is one that has not let up despite clear-cut evidence that it’s a blatant civil rights violation on multiple levels. One mother from Denver, Colorado...

Zara Accused Of Discrimination For Using Secret Code Phrase To Racially Profile Black Shoppers

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Racial profiling is unfortunately something that most Black people have experienced or will experience at some point in their lives, whether realized or not. The idea that someone will keep a closer eye on what you’re doing in a public place because of your skin...

Taraji P. Henson’s Claims of Son Being Racially Profile Sparks USC Investigation

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Taraji P. Henson’s claims that her 20-year-old son was racially profiled on the campus of the University of Southern California, has sparked an investigation by the campus’ chief of police. In an interview with Uptown, Henson said after her son Marcel was racially profiled, she...