Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.
Macy's and Barneys: We'll Stop 'Shop and Frisk'
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Days after meeting with civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, the heads of Barneys and Macy's are banding together to address complaints that their stores practice racial profiling.
That's according to the Daily News, which reports that top executives at Macy's and Barneys will convene the leaders of other retail giants and trade groups as soon as next week to discuss possible solutions.
"They [Macy's and Barney] have both said they are concerned with equal treatment of shoppers," said New York Daily News reporter Ginger Adams Otis. "They want to get together and talk about best practices with everyone, shoppers and retailers."
To hear the complete interview with Ginger Adams Otis click audio player above.