The Rev. Al Sharpton threatened Saturday to boycott luxury retailer Barneys if the department store doesn't respond adequately to allegations by black shoppers that they were racially profiled there.If these people's stories are true, the stores should lose their lawsuits, but using Al Sharpton as a spokesman ruins their argument. The threatened boycott reminds one of another time the fake preacher led a protest against a department store--that store was targeted because it was a Jewish-owned store. And the protest occurred in Harlem 18-years-ago. That store was fire-bombed thanks to the MSNBC host's incitement.
"We've gone from stop and frisk to shop and frisk, and we are not going to take it," the black civil rights leader said. "We are not going to live in a town where our money is considered suspect and everyone else's money is respected."
Two black Barneys New York customers, Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, said this week they were detained by police after making expensive purchases.
(...) Macy's was also hit with a lawsuit alleging racial profiling this week.
A black actor on the HBO drama series "Treme" said Friday he was stopped by police because of his race while shopping at Macy's flagship Manhattan store.
The deaths of Angelina Marrero . . . Cynthia Martinez . . . Luz Ramos . . . Mayra Rentas . . . Olga Garcia . . . Garnette Ramautar . . . Kareem Brunner were the seven victims of the massacre at Freddy's Fashion Mart. Their deaths can be traced to the racial incitement of one man.. the faux "Reverend" Al Sharpton.
Will he incite Barney's and Macy's to be fired-bombed also?