Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling

Rob Brown was arrested in Macy's after purchasing a Movado watch for his mother birthday

rob brown tremeBarney’s isn’t the only store under fire for racial profiling.

Recently, Rob Brown, who is one of the stars of Treme and was also in Finding Forrester filed a lawsuit against Macy’s for racial profiling.

Brown was shopping in the Macy’s at Herald Square in New York City when he was detained and illegally searched by detectives. Brown had finished purchasing a watch for his mother when he was told his identification was false and that he could not afford to make such an expensive purchase, according to the documents filed in the lawsuit. Although he was released an hour after being detained he missed his mother’s graduation.

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4 Responses to Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling

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  3. Juggling For A Cure says:

    Racial profiling is long-lasting.

    “As early as 1693, court officials in Philadelphia authorized the police to take up any ‘Negro’ seen ‘gadding about’ without a pass from his or her master. This judiciary order to stop and imprison any black found on the street made no distinction between free and
    slave blacks.”

    White Power, Black Crime, and Racial Politics. By Robert Staples (University of California, San Francisco), Black Scholar, Winter 2011, Vol. 41, Issue 4.

  4. Para juego says:

    what the hell? absurd. What crime has he to be arrested? or because he bought an expensive watch is the crime? sucks

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