Barneys Trying Extra Hard To Be Less Racist This Holiday Season

After two black shoppers complained of being targeted by NYPD assigned to patrol Barneys, the luxury retailer has announced that they will be monitoring the cops in their stores to make sure they're not being racist. Cops, in turn, will monitor the shoppers to make sure none of them are stealing from Barneys. It's the… » 11/27/13 3:30pm 11/27/13 3:30pm

The Daily Show's Guide to Shopping While Black Is Priceless

It's been a big month in racial profiling news. Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old African American man, was arrested after purchasing an expensive belt with his own debit card at Barneys. Shortly thereafter, a young black woman who also dared to shop at Barneys was stopped by police after purchasing a purse. Next, Macy's … » 11/22/13 7:45pm 11/22/13 7:45pm

Jay Z's Collection for Barneys Is Great If You Like $2600 Boxer Shorts

Even though the store has been accused of racial profiling, Jay Z launched his collection with Barneys yesterday. He didn't design the items, exactly, it's described as a "limited edition collection designed in collaboration with Shawn 'JAY Z' Carter." » 11/21/13 8:30pm 11/21/13 8:30pm

New York Attorney General Investigating Barneys and Macy's for Racism

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched investigations into the complaints about racial profiling at Barneys and Macy's; in the past week, four people have come forward and claimed that they were stopped and detained at the luxury department stores for, essentially, buying expensive things while not… » 10/29/13 11:40am 10/29/13 11:40am

Not to Be Out-Bigoted, Macy’s Joins Barneys in Profiling Scandal…

Allegations from two shoppers claiming Barneys employees saw that they were black and made the snap judgment that they therefore couldn’t really afford their expensive purchases have led to a whole shitstorm of bad PR for the fancy New York retailer, drawing calls from the Rev. Al Sharpton to boycott the store and more … » 10/27/13 2:00pm 10/27/13 2:00pm

Another Black Person Who Dared Shop at Barneys Stopped by Police

Just a day after news broke of a lawsuit that alleges that earlier this year, undercover police arrested and detained a black teenager because a Barneys employee didn't believe he could afford a $350 belt, another black Barneys customer has claimed similar treatment. Barneys is apparently the department store… » 10/24/13 11:50am 10/24/13 11:50am

FYI: Terrorists Can Be Hot and Black Men Can Be Innocent

This week, Rolling Stone made everyone very mad by putting a picture of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the magazine. Rolling Stone was accused of "glamorizing" terror by using a photo of Tsarnaev that made him look like a "rock star." Boston Mayor Tom Menino said the cover "rewards a… » 7/19/13 1:20pm 7/19/13 1:20pm

Farts Are Funny! Except, You Know, At The Gym, During Sex, Etc.

Farts are funny! In fact, just yesterday a certain Jezebel sister site passed on word (Hee hee! We said "passed") that Gawker Media contributor/blogger Slut Machine farted during sex for the first time. (Congratulations, Slut!) According to Slut Machine's blog (NSFW), she was simply doing her thing with her main man and… » 7/03/07 1:57pm 7/03/07 1:57pm