Barneys has finally made amends with those black people it accused of being too poor to shop at their store last fall. How? By paying them $525,000 and hiring an anti-racism consultant to help them into 2014 where folks of color can afford stuff. I call bullshit.
According to the New York Times, Barneys is now against profiling their customers and is putting up the money to prove it but I challenge them to, instead of hiring an "independent anti-profiling consultant with expertise in the prevention of racial profiling in loss prevention and asset protection," create a citizen's review board. It would be the opposite of, Oakland, California's police citizen review board, which is usually comprised of retired police officers called to weigh in on how their fellow boys and girls in blue should be reprimanded for bad behavior. This is how cases like the deaths of Eric Garner in New York, Michael Brown in St. Louis or John Crawford in Ohio often result in officer suspensions instead of outright firings or criminal charges.