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NOV 07, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Barneys Racist Culture Deeply Ingrained In Store, Insiders Say

On the sales floor at the Madison Avenue flagship store of Barneys New York, salespeople would joke about customers who, in their view, didn't belong. Often, those jokes would be aimed at the black customers, a former sales associate at the store told The Huffington Post. The former employee, who spoke on condition she not be named for fear of jeopardizing her career in the industry, said she heard sales staff and security repeatedly rip on black shoppers: "Their card is probably not going to go through," they'd say. "I don't know why they come in here and want to try stuff on that they ... Read More

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