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A black teen was arrested for buying a $320 belt at Barney's. Apparently
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A black teen was arrested for buying a $320 belt at Barney's. Apparently
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A black teen was arrested for buying a $320 belt at Barney's. Apparently because he was young and black he couldn't afford it....
Trayon Christian, 19, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Madison Ave. Barney's and the NYPD who wrongly accused him of fraud.
Mr Christian, who lives with his mom in Queens, had decided to splurge on a $320 Salvatore Ferragamo belt after seeing one of his favorite rap stars, Juelz Santana, wearing the accessory.
However once he had paid for the belt and had left Barneys the teen was grabbed by undercover officers on the street.
According to the CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT, the 19-year-old was asked 'HOW A YOUNG BLACK MAN such as himself COULD AFFORD TO PURCHASE SUCH AN EXPENSIVE BELT'.
Mr Christian had showed the cashier his state ID matching the name on his debit card.
The store cashier then quietly called the police to claim that the purchase was a fraud.
Officers took the teenager, who is an engineering freshman at the NYC College of Technology, to a local precinct.
Christian once again showed his ID, debit card and receipt for the belt. Officers still refused to believe the teenager.
'Cops continued to tell him that his identification was false and that he could not possibly afford to make such an expensive purchase,.
Finally Chase bank was contacted who verified that the debit card belonged to Mr Christian.
It was only then that he was allowed to go after spending two hours in a holding cell. '
The student who works at Target later returned the belt for a refund and said that he will never shop at Barneys again citing racism.
(Type: photo | Published: 2013-10-23T20:29:57+0000)
[yvonne hairextrodinaire] - Sad shit is that BLACKS dont get it.... Mofos still gonna run to Barneys and spend $$$ with that "they didnt do it to me" attitude!!! I applaud this young man for taking the belt back!!! Stop spending money where your not wanted!!! He suing Barneys and NYPD!!! GOOD!!!
[randy thomas] - Well he just got his tuition && for the next 7 years #lawsuit bia-tch
[kyle lindberg] - sad, racism still goes on to this day and it needs to stop.
[kenneth pipes] - White people be like "Wait but racism is over' LOL SMH
[jeffrey lee rodgers] - Barney's about to pay enough to supply every 19 yr old in world with 350 dollar Gucci belts LoL. Fucking idiots!
[nikki cosey] - Can the cashier who called the police stating fraud even afford the belt?
[kymmy cocoa] - congrats baby you will have all the belts you need for a lonnnnggg time
[educated blackman] - Grad school and undergrad is paid for as of right now.. Congrats young man
[ruth sems] - I don't even understand why they had to pull him to a police station if he had ,a receipt,id and his bank card that is enough to prove a legitimate purchase,sad but racist idiots are usually stupid as well because even if he wasn't black that sufficiently proves a legitimate purchase/transaction.
[brittany greenwood] - If one more person mentions him buying the belt ima scream that's irrelevant... he can buy whatever the fuck he wants with the money he worked for... If he wanted to piss on the money and set it on fire that would be his prerogative... It does not however mean they had any right or reason to profile him the way they did. BOTTOM LINE: had he not been black this wouldn't even b a topic cuz he would have bought the belt walked out the store and been on his merry way... So sad y'all stuck on how much HIS belt cost that HE paid for with HIS money HE earned!! Gt off it!! He was well within his rights and they need to pay PERIOD POINT BLANK!!!
[morrisetta marie barksdale] - Can't wait to see how this plays out
[claytis hayes] - 1953 or 2013.....I really cannot tell the difference.....SMDH
[ivan pitts] - lucky Zimmerman wasnt the undercover!!!!!!!!
[mina trammell] - Kah'Leed the post was not what you value. I am almost sure you got at least 2 pair of sneakers that cost the price of that belt or a iPhone somewhere. The point is the damn cops and that tired Barney's cashier trying to clock somebody else's dollars.
I get this all the time when I go shopping with my 19 yr old son. They trip when he gets the Mercedes on 20s from Vallet! White girls are funky tricks if they work. They can't take a black person spending in high end stores. This trick told my son one day that those Buffalo jeans he was sizing were a bit pricey and he might want the Levi section. I had him try on the Levi's and got him all 4 styles of the Buffalo's walked up to her register and let him finish the transaction and asked for our military discount. Bitch said he has to have a military ID not me. We smiled as he pulled his I D card and TX license and Chase CC. She went in the back for 10 minutes and I asked for a manager, she apologized and rang that shit up. Then she want to tell him about the next sale and gave him her number . I looked in his bag looked at the receipt found the number and tore it up asked her where the trash was and asked her to dump that for me. She turned pink red and blue. He was a N before he bought the stuff then he turned to F *#^ able when he got benefits. Racist tricks only time a young black man good for anything in they mind is if you humpin them or got money. Other wise they stank Azz label all y'all as thugs! I hope he make Barney give him new financial justice!!! Change the name to Barney's and Christians!!
[haute strandds] - WOW! I cant believe things like this is still going on in 2013.. I remember hearing stories like this when I was a teen in 97 from Eddie Bauer and Abercrombie & fitch Hollister ect...smfh SHAME ON NYPD SHAME ON BARNEYS!!!!! Rasist sons of B*etches
[joenith alicea] - Cashier should be arrested for filing a false report... Officers should be fired for incompetence and all minorities should ban this store until the case is resolved
[erika sobeautiful bledsoe] - ppl can be so damn stupid he had id & his credit card is in his name smh that was enough NOW LOOK WHAT THEY DONE DID FUCK YALL PAY HIM
[john lurry] - Please tell me u have a lawyer...and go on every talk show in NYC and tell your story!
[nykee sheridan] - Sees that's why Black people should stop idolizing these racist a$$ designers and their labels...they don't even want you wearing their ish. Just like Cristal didn't want you drinking their Champaign and Tommy Hilfiger didn't want you wearing his clothes. Stop following these rappers
[latrice stevenson] - Everybody just don't go to Barney's we have the power they needs us we don't need them
[yvonne hairextrodinaire] - That young man could buy what he want to buy!! Half yall mofos older than 19 and stand in line for the new Jordans!!!!
He didnt kill anyone or rob anyone for his $$$$$ ....
He saved up and splurged on what HE wanted...
How many of yall brought the coat or shoes or the tv yall wanted??? So stop it!!! He is going to school, he works and he about to be HELLA PAID!!! And he had enough sense to do what a lot of yall grown asses wouldnt have done... HE TOOK THE BELT BACK AND GOT HIS $$$$$
[ashton butler] - Thank God he wasn't wearing a hoodie cuz then we would be reading, "Dead suspicious black teen KILLED for buying an expensive belt at Barney's"... (smh)
[wavy hairsalon sneaker] - All y'all don't realize, Barney's gave him the gift of a lifetime. He will win millions now. They won't even take it to court. They'll settle out of court... Being young and black pays big. Look who's laughing now.
[mario cokely] - Racism is alive and well. Love this city but he's not the 1st and sure won't be the last to have this happen to them.
[anthony robertson] - Why in 2013 do they act like $300 is a lot of money though...!?
[elaine bradley] - That is ridiculous, He had ID matching the name on the Debit card, had his receipt. .wtf??? Hope he takes all their asses to the cleaners.
[candeice lambert] - Happy to know that he returned the belt......they don't deserve his money...not at all
[yvonne hairextrodinaire] - These same people talking about how much he paid for a belt probably got
$5k rims on a $200 car
A I Phone
A Galaxy Notebook
A I Pad
Tru Religion Jeans and all types of shit!!!
That boy can buy what he want with his hard earned $$$$ just like YOU DO/DID!!!!!!
[lakia ransom] - Trayon is too close to trayvon I will make sure I stay clear of these names when it's time to have my son... Smh at the way black people are constantly view by other races, yes I know a lot of times we bring this on ourselves but damn it's bad seeds in every race why do all of us have to be view the same. I hope he sues and gets paid!
[dave pounds] - Damn shame! Like we can't have shit!
[arthur highley] - I hope he owns barney's after that
[raheem hampton] - Same thing happened to Oprah and she's one of the richest women in the WORLD. Just goes to show you, ignorance and racism have no limits
[kathy velazquez] - Racism is not about money or even class. It is about fear. Funny how there is no racism in young children. Probably why Jesus said we have to be like children to enter Heaven. Children are unconditional, and very accepting.
[alexis carrington colby] - Call Barneys (212)826-8900 & ask 4 the name of the tramp that believes all black people are thieves & broke!! Tell them she's bad for their business & u want her gone!
[nicole johnson] - Sad real sad young man in school n workin n cant even buy a belt he wants.......my sons are half black n ill be damned if this happens to them ill straight go upside someones face hate this racial profiling shit
[billie brown] - Sue and also sue that broke down as rachet racist clerk.ugh
[artsavy lawanda johnson] - We can pay $300 for that WEAVE, He can pay $300 for his belt!!!
[rayne volt] - The sales clerk should be fired.
[oyinda davis] - I don't care if he works at Jewel making min.wage if he wants to spend $500 on a belt he has every right and NOT deserve the treatment!!!!
[sean williams] - Why does it matter that he works at Target? If he saves his money and wants to spend it on a $300 belt that's his business. What are some of the wasteful things that you've spent money on? Rims, Jordan's, overpriced suits, carp table, just to name a few. He has the right to spend it because he earned it let's focus on the real issue of racial profiling not frivolous spending.
[amaziin veevixen] - With that Lawsuit he gon have all the Belts..lol #smh
[demetrius tenderfoot mathis] - some people missing the whole damn point it don't matter what it is you got the right to buy whatever you want to talk about what he spent his money on irrelevant if you want to spend $300 on one french fries he has it right black people a trip racism is alive
[samantha victoria] - @Hasainno u sound foolish!!!!! This young man works hard and attends school...most 19 year old black man are either dead in jail or fathers...the ones tht r doing right let them b!! So what if he wanted to splurge on a belt??? he worked hard for it...not to mention his bank was called to verify he had funds!!! The cashier was probably a hater!!!
[krystle jones] - This is a bunch of Bullshit, all this over a damn belt..Dumbest cop ever and the cashier shouldn't even be allowed to work a register anywhere again.
[krystal perez] - I don't blame him for boycotting them. How fucking pathetic. If it was a young white guy, they would have never questioned it! It saddens me that our country still cannot get past this childish bigotry, even in a city as diverse as New York.
[danielle wilborn] - Smh over $320?? That ain't shit, that could a been his birthday money or tax return lol. They act like he was a hobo tryna buy a bugatti lmao
[mersaydes young] - Some of these comments are amazing, this article is about blatant racism and ppl are really commenting on where and how blacks spend money, really? The comments should focus on Barneys...smh
[evon wilson sr] - So having the receipt, I'd and the card used to purchase the item was not sufficient? When I was 19 a $500 clothing purchase was not out of the norm what is this about?
[andi simpson] - He deserves whatever he gets!!!! This is mind blowing! I hate our black men are subject to such hatred!
[nina msindecisive artis] - He lives with his mom so he probably pays no bills! This is the luxury of not having kids at a young age ! U can save and buy overpriced belts! # U GO BOY
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[yvonne hairextrodinaire] - Let me find out its some low key haters on here who are mad b/c they coukdnt buy a $320 belt in their teen years and they still cant in their ADULT YEARS!!
Its not about the price of the belt.... its about his dignity and the racism that has been done to him b/c he could afford it!!!
And he Is suing NYPD AND BARNEYS!!!!
[kat gonzalez-bullock] - WTF??? Police are IDIOTS!!! As far as I know STATE ID'S are now made so you cannot falsify them. Just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover. Well they'll be paying for his college tuition and plenty more belts!!! Big Dummy(In my Fred Sanford voice)
[delphine roland] - I'm white went shopping years ago at Fairlane mall with a girlfried who was looking to buy a nice suit for Easter/church. The employees followed her lile white on rice, none offered to help her. We were looking in different areas when I came over in the area she was in they offered to help me right away I stated I was with my friend pointing her out oh then they wanted to help her. We said no thank you we would rather spend our money where we both were respected
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - Lol all these assumptions. At 19, he bought something most 35 y/o's can't afford to buy. So that means he doesn't pay bills or is doing something illegal? No, That means that at 19, he's doing more than most. A white person feeling he couldnt afford it isnt much different from a black person feeling any type of way because he could afford it.
[patra cooper] - If you have a job and want to buy some expensive stuff like that then do it, that is whats wrong with people these days if I wanna gon out and buy a item for 500 dollars then that is my business I made that money not you, its bad how black people be judged these days
[donnie alexander boag] - Thats messed up, got told to leave a jewlery store when I was looking for a engagement ring for a ex here in Australia because they said I couldnt afford anything they had as it was all custom jewlery I asked how much they started at, which was around $1200....I left the store went to another store spent $1500 took the reciept to the first store and told the guy to jam his store up his ass
[jacqueline pabon-lopez] - Sue the store have the cashier fired and sue the NYPD too
[denise cakelady harris] - This is horrible and outrageously ridiculous! So, we can't have a job, save our money and spend it on whatever we want like the rich and famous do w/o being targeted as hoodlums and thieves! I said it b4, this country has gone straight to hell, but Gid has the final say in all if this shit!!!! Take them to the Cleaners, Trayon!!!! No more Target working for you! You're a millionaire now!
[jamilah cooney] - I say this young man needs to sue the dept store and the police dept. But I would write to the manufacturer of the belt and have them send me a belt for free and to tell them the shopping experience at Barney's was a disgrace.
[lawona gathers] - It doesn't matter where you work if you make your money you can spend however you want to some people really work my nerves I hope he gets whatever god bless him to get because what they did to him was wrong and nobody deserve to treated that you work hard for your money so u can do whatever you want with point blank period
[shemika taylor] - I hope he wins his lawsuit against Barney & the Police Dept!!!! Sued them both!!!!!
[lourdes lopez] - Sad I saw it on the news the cashier should be fired
[nate washington] - He'll be able to buy a lot more than belts after this lawsuit
[brittany greenwood] - That's some it's my money and I do what I want with it shit... Ppl more worried about what he bought bt not the fact that this black working college student spent 2hrs in jail smh I cannot deal lol
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - If You work for Your money, You are entitled to spend it on whatever You want. At 19, he was financially in a position to do just that. If You dont work, save and budget, You won't understand this lol
[marcus strickland] - He gone own the store in a minute.. They practically gave it to him... Lol
[zoe lopez-smoot] - Jay Z working on an exclusive clothing line with Barney's I hope he sees this and reconsiders SMH
[johanna lily harrisdrain] - I am glad that he is going after the state and that store for what they did . More important I hope he wins cause they were all wrong and I think they own him a formal apology to boot with his bag of cash .
[reginald white] - I hope this serves as a lesson to everyone. Especially you uppity ninjas still thinking that having money brings you a lil status. You will alwsys be just a nigga to them.
[davida vida patterson] - Sooooo glad u returned that belt who do they think they r & that cashier needs 2 b fired...wth!!!
[osha l harris] - the clerk should be fired!
[nancy keefer] - Hope Barney's sees a huge decrease in sales. That's horrible!
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - Imagine how he felt going back into the store to return the belt. All types of courage.
[steven powell] - What's really funny 2 me is $350 ain't shit!! But what's sad is even if he wins this lawsuit the same shit will happen over & over again...
[chito rosa] - Who the hell pays 350 dollars on a belt, they should sue barneys..lol
[dorothy zanco] - That is simply sickening. Poor kid. I hope the cashier gets fired, nd the Barneys CEO learns to train his/her employees better than that. The kid works and goes to college. Paid for it with his hard earned money. How rude of ppl to think an expensive item can't be purchased. They shld be ashamed of themselves. I wldv done the same thing, rerun for full refund nd nva shop there again #BoycottBarneys.
[natalie hamilton bishop] - We women spend 500+ on our designer purses and don't think twice. The point is that you should be able to buy what you want if you can afford it. Some people are just crazy.
[marcus towers] - I'm black, and in a position of being afford a $300-something belt, but that's not the issue.... The main issue is who the hell buys a $300 belt because a rapper wore it??? Dude, use that money wiser that that. Save it or invest it into something actually worth $300-something bucks, for Christ sake!
[yola michelle decatur] - Come on people be real. Just because it 2013 has nothing to do with it. It will always be racism in the world. It will be 3013 and racism will continue.
[melvin ray spence iii] - ...I had to check the calendar to see if it was still 2013...
[tony anderson] - MF's act like our young black young men & women don't know how to save money for what they want. It a damn shame.
[shakina wilson] - We need to start making and selling our own merchandise! We work hard then give all our money to companies such as these!!! We have to start somewhere.
[vidal leonard] - And that's why I say fuk these white prejudice bishes!
[bebo parker] - No more Barneys for me!! But good look n on paying for a wrongly accused kids college!
[ev double] - teaches us about fashion even when we spend our money they still dont see you as human or able to have money like them .... boycott
[brittany greenwood] - And how do U know he didn't give his mama some money before he went and got that belt smh and never said he lives with his mama he's a college student probably lives on campus...
[rachel roxbury] - He was correct in returning it and getting his money back AND letting others know about it.
[revae raven luck] - Their wouldn't be a Barney's to shop at once I got finished and NYPD been getting over for years I'm sick of their racist asses
[natasha reyes] - As I sit at home and read such news...it is a shame to know this has occurred just a few neighborhoods away from mine...really?...you mean a person can't save that amount of money to buy something they want without being judge as to how they were able to do that due to their race...who the hell runs this place!...not only that, but also what precinct was the one that held this young boy, preventing him from his freedom to shop!...this is crazy...regardless of the money I make...good thing I do not give these shops the time of day.
[muhammad shouki] - 350$ ain't shit I could see if the belt was 5,000$ or 10,000$ $tacks!
[jane wallace] - Oh, HELL yeah. I hope he walks away from the righteous lawsuit with a debit card packed with enough cash to get his PhD.
[adam henriquez] - That's some bull shit if i was him i would sue the store and the cops then he can get as many belts as he wants lol
[tony km b] - I guess I won't have to ever worry about that because I just wouldn't pay that much for a belt. 15 dollars for a belt is too much for me. Shiiiiiiidd!
[joshua james] - Racial profiling in the NYPD will never end, and Barney's should just settle out of court. I hope this guy just doesn't return to the store or do anything stupid that could jeopardize his suit.
[vanessa lightfoot-floyd] - I pray he wins the biggest lawsuit in history over this. all over this country every person of color that get harassed for any reason should start a lawsuit. that's the only thing these idiots understand, money taken from them, then they will sit down somewhere.
[thea leggett-page] - Yes sue the NYPD! The broke ass cashier should be fired and Barney's should pay as well if they are directing their employees to call the cops on young black customers making purchases w/debit cards over a certain amt. will this young engineer have to face this everyday of his life once he begins a successful career as an engineer? People need to understand that black people are intelligent beings and we are on the rise. We are inventors, lawyers, doctors and even entrepreneurs. Our President is black we are on the rise and can not be stopped! Snap Attak Cookie Hudcro
[atu tainamu paasi] - Who cares if he's living at home with his mother and buying a $300 belt, or that it costed that much. The point is, he BOUGHT it cos he could AFFORD it because he WORKED for it. Smh. That is truly a damn shame.
[vikkie bunns] - One more reason to let them have their shit and we need to keep our money in our communities...I bet cousin Larry can make a belt ten times more attractive than Mr Ferragamo...it's usually the price tag and the exclusivity of store like Barney's and Saks that make us think their merchandise is better..from experience, threads hang out and the newness wears off of those "high end" items just as quickly as a JC Penny t-shirt..So anyway they don't want us in their exclusive stores. Let them have them. stop making the people who dislike us rich!
[diana highlyfavored] - But that don't mean its all white people ..I hate when people comment on something making a whole race to blame...smfh!
[felicia hyde] - Hoping he receives a settlement LARGE enough to pay for his ENTIRE college education and Then a Some!!!!
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[stephen allen] - Such a sad story, I'm ashamed of us as a country. Sue them for everything their worth.
[i'mjusttonya dowdell] - I hope he gets a nice settlement! !!!! A very nice settlement
[la'toya vence] - he lives with his mom but buyin a $300 belt? o_O
[leimabeautiful holmes] - Racism will always exist.. It's a shame.. This article pissed me off
[vanessa livinagoldenlife pickett] - Wow...let that be a lesson to us all, I've never been to Barney's, and I will NEVER go there! They should be boycotted, The police need to be publicaly reprimanded!
[neil oliver] - He is about to get PAID!
It will be worth the 2 hours detention!
[tony tolbert] - So I guess everybody that comes thru there that's young and black couldn't possibly afford that belt but what's ironic to me is, she sold it to him regardless! Money over racism and racism over Humanity is what this scenario should be called! Real talk!
[shana funsize simmons] - I'm happy he returned the belt...fuck supporting white people and their shit cuz they hate black people so we need to shop in black owned
[valorie hunt] - I would have done the same thing (RETURNED THEM THEIR SHIT)!
[kenny hayes] - This has been happening since the day young blk men left the womb..what's new
[mstroy godsgotme burch-watson] - As long as he didn't rob any of YOU for it what difference does it make how he got it ... If he got it from selling drugs, at least he was smArt enough to not go around looking like a drug dealer with a pocketful of $ ... A person gone be criticized & judged no matter how right they try to do .... Smh
[michelle bee street] - Why do some of you just assume it's a white person that had called? The women could have been black herself or another race.?
[samantha victoria] - Alot of u guys r missing the point....fuck how much the belt cost obviously he had it to spend.....its a bigger picture here!!!!!!!! Smmfhhhhb
[edward osborne iii] - A day in a life of a young black man..
[andrew bliss cain] - It's easy,boycott Barney's,both black and white should do that.No way is this to be tolorated...
[suakollie stovall] - Those cops and the clerk should be fired. Anyways...I don`t get pissed off anymore. All I can say is" That's the way it is here in the states. The U.S is so immature.
[babs barbara] - stupid $300 isn't a lot of $ stupid he got a job glad ge didn't by no LV ot nothing real expensive they probably would've killed him glad he didn't steal it & returned it & more glad he bout 2get paid
[john davis] - Stupid racist bitches. Hope he sues the shut outta them.
[maria filonenko] - Hope he gets a good amount of $ from the lawsuit
[porter williams] - He stupid for paying that much for a fuckin' belt in the first place...SMMFH They still did him wrong!!!
[sheronda goodtothalastdrop jackson] - Sue all they asses
[april mccoppin] - So sad I'm glad he returned. The belt and got his money back....Man it's 2013
[nany nanu] - Shame shame on society. Sounds like a law suit to me!
[amin sturges] - All this racial profiling and ignorant acts of racism is all by design. They are purposely created chaos to start a race war. It is definitely sad that Martin and Malcolm fought this hard and lost their lives for us to still be in the same position today in society but the devil is almost at the end of his road. Everybody needs to start loving everybody flat out.
[denise ruiz] - Its ashamed that such assumption was made when black people are the most trending when it comes to style. The first to take these hot selling items of the shelves making the white ppl rich. As for the cashier what was it to her if he was a fraud its wasn't gonna cost her any money from her pocket. Now she should be jobless and broke while this young man will be intellengent and richer then when he decided to make that "expensive" purchase.
[s.v. johnson-scott] - So Jules Santana has the same belt (black man) A rapper ( profession). Man (black) With job and student. Basically hes not supposed to purchase stuff like that unless hes a rapper who had his assistant go purchase the belt (white) no questions asked. Sue young man SUE!!!!
[tonia reid] - What in the hell? Noone is crying fraud when u see folks in the food store with 3 carts of food.
[julie engelbracht] - I hope he brings the belt back and then wins his suit .
[tia falconer] - Sue them for every dime & deformation of character SMH!
[temeka unpredictable clemons] - That's fucking sad what blk ppl aren't entitled to nice expensive thing's what the fuk we work hard to all blk ppl don't sale drugs or try to get over this shit is getting out of hand.
[nina boo] - I'm so damn tired of this b******* I hope he sues every last one of them... DUMBASSES
[sylvester scott] - No shock! When you're brainwashed to always think negative about a race! Dumb fucks will pay millions instead of profiting a couple hundred!
[juanita mcknight] - Racism is alive and well.
[angelique harrington] - I am glad he his standing up for himself and not to take away from him but alot of us black people still will buy from Barneys just like some of us still wear Ralph Lauren labels after he publicly said he did not make his clothes for poor ass black people to wear.
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - Lol i know. These are coming from the ones that would spend the 320$ on a pair of Jordans though. Kudos to that kid. Doing it big his way with his money.
[keith freeman] - They did him a favor he didn't need that belt anyway he's a college student aren't there more important things he should be buying with that money
[tracey howard tate] - In my Fred G. Sanford voice: He's sitting on a Goldmine!
[mckenzi a'shani thomasmommy] - That's just pathetic @ a clothing store I worked for they were known to hire white women so my mother came in to shop no one knew my mom (because they stayed to themselves didn't try to get to know me for real) anyways she was following my mother then as she started putting clothes on the register and walked off for something else my coworker whispered watch that lady and reeks of alcohol I snapped on her ass 1. My mother doesn't drink 2. She had just gotten off from work which she works in the surgery dept @ a hospital Her racist ignorant ass didn't say shit else but looked stupid
[latravis alexander] - He was actually arrested for listening to Juelz Santana's music...I'm TOTALLY joking guys! He'll win his case as he should. What a shame in this day and age.
[sheila ann kelly] - This race situation is getting out of hand! U have people crying racism & people acting on it. This situation was clearly a racist one. Sad sad world!
[shalonda patrick] - Get they ass and the police dept
[gina murry] - I hope that young black man and his family gets a large lump sum of money for the agony they put him tyro ugh for the color if his skin..... What a shame!!!!!
[ali attaran] - He did the right thing in returning the belt and sayin he will never shop there how dare they do that to him racism when will it ever end???????
[sharese reid] - Wow!!! If you ever questioned why our young black men are so angry... consider this story!
[rozay alvarado] - Ugh..I'm sick of seeing posts by Europeans saying shame on America & that it wouldn't happen in their country. Trust me racial profiling..social standing..class war (upper class, lower class) gender prejudice happens EVERYWHERE..NOT JUST AMERICA! Gtfoh!
[rejina sutton] - good job sir. I usually balk at sue cases but I'd say get them they are wrong and need to be checked. how sad that in 2013 a young collegd student can't save up his money and go buy what he wants without being labeled as a thief. really.... they where harrasing him. how hard is it to verify I'd and bank cards in 2013
[jasmine tanna] - Dumbest shit ever he had all the proof right there good thing he didn't pay with cash he definitely would have been in jail alot longer smh...
[shenika williams henderson] - SAD! SAD! SAD! Its almost 2014 && this world is F'D all the way up!!
[veronica s. dowdell] - Boycott them stop spending money at places that look at us like we're beneath them! They let money rule their lives so hit them in they pockets!
[dexter higginbottom] - I am glad he's suing the dog snot out of both places!! AND he should sue the cashier too!!! I hope he changes the name Barney's to "Trayon's"!!
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A black teen was arrested for buying a $320 belt at Barney's. Apparently - 150th Comments
[donna aldridge] - the new name will be "Trayon's of New York".
[sherry pettye] - Wow! sue the pants off of both & your tuition is paid in full with no student loans to pay back!
[vera diane wilkins habron] - His money, he can buy what he wants, those who charged and picked him up probably couldn't afford to buy an item for 320.00 we blacks gonna suffer no matter what!
[sunmoon bey] - The staff member at Barneys needs to be fired and police sued as well.
[nany nanu] - Which Barney's was that? I wanna know so I will never go in there. Oh wait, I don't shop in there. Too expensive n now if I save up to buy something' in there I won't do it. I might get arrested for bring Hispanic. Oh dear..
[windsor borden] - We shouldn't ever buy that ish Cadillac milked blacks for decades
[tequia thepartyguru lester] - Disguisted!!!! I have a son and I am truly disturbed by this story
[shelia peters fedrick] - Sue the hell out of them!!
[brittany greenwood] - THANK YOU MICHAEL!!! Even our own people can't accept the fact that at a young age a black man can have his shit together and be on his shit...
[katherine lindsey] - Sue them to the fullest!!!!!!!!! SAD!!!!!!!!!! SAD!!!!!!!!! This is the kind of MESS that needs to END!!!!!!! So sick and tired of RACISM!!!!! SUE BARNEY'S TOO!!! & Never go back!!!!!
[thee hlywd iva] - $320.00 is a lot of money??!! That's not even close to grand theft!!! Maybe the cashier at barneys makes less than the target employee and was jealous!!
[chelsey takemeasiam cobbs] - Humiliating ... This young man works for his hard earned money and still gets accused of being a fraud. No matter how much right we do it will never be enough. I'll try and shield my son from the fcked up world we live in to the best of my ability
[april allsbrook] - everybody needs to get over this racits shitgrow up
[tarsha savoy brown] - Glad he returned it! I bet they gave him hell returning it too!
[eryn montgomery] - $300 isn't alot of money to spend at any store! Almost everybody has spend that much during Christmas or on electronics! I hope he sues...it's the American way!
[antisha hudson] - You know Barneys is gonna A) fire tht girl & B) issue an apology &say how horrible this incident was smh.... this is beyond ridiculous I really hope he wins his case, they need to be made an example of..... here comes Al Sharpton lol
[clayton sookdeo] - Remember when Oprah was told how expensive her purchase was and they assumed she couldn't afford it I forgot wat country dat was, ny ways I hope dis dude sue dat racist company no dos racist ass nypd cops good luck bro
[suzette mclean] - That's sad that a child that work hard for his money and being black can't walk in to adam white man store and buy a belt smh. We all not on welfare or selling drugs or stealing people id. Cause if you look back white boys started that shit with useing other people id assholes
[rose johnson] - Racism will never die till Christ return then a lot of people will be sorry if Karma don't come first....
[william h. camp iii] - I wonder if anyone will boycott that store? I refuse to shop at Eddie Bauer or buy Tommy Hilfigar for similar actions.
[marquis beastmode wright] - Dumb ass cops and dumb ass store clerk smh
[chito rosa] - Another lawsuit coming to leave this city broke, I guess that's why we have to pay higher taxes each year. Racism cost us all, directly or indirectly.
[alicia melancon] - What make ppl think a black person can't afford something like that I hope his family fuck clean ova the NYPD and the store he went to I hate a racist person
[debra garrett] - RACISM! Alive and well. Everyday all day.
[joe thomas] - @tony km b, you may never spend $300 plus on some dang designer belt. Neither would I, but the point is there's a lot of junk out there you may buy at that price. Imagine having to prove you can afford it or being accused and arrest for fraud when you make the purchase... Because you're black!
[d'khoda boo] - No matter where you are in the world racism sadly is everywhere ...
[patricia fancygirl theodore] - I hope he gets paid! Those racist sons of bitches!!
[sheree l. williams] - It's sad. The store clerk should be behind bars for wasting people time. Your not a detective you're a fucking cashier(no offense)!
[wun duo] - tha rascism is a damn shame and the young man should sue and win vs both tha store and nypd... but in no way am i supporting this spending habit... just because your favorite rapper has it? da ignorance is real.. as a fellow young man I KNOW FOR SURE there is more important things in life.
[tana simone bray] - I'm glad he returned the belt! Perfect example why you shouldn't generalize people
[anadio cherry] - They don't want a black person to have anything.
[jay taylor] - shouldn't have bought the fucking belt in the 1st place. If it isn't a tool belt its jus like the rest of the belts. In 6 mos that belt will be irrelevant. Fashion changes too quickly for anybody other than designers,models & the wealthy to keep up with. Hell the wealthy don't even try. Your social status will only improve to irrelevant ppl by buying such an item. How ever I do understand that at certain ages we are overwhelmed with peers pressure but dam w belt??? What else could he have bought for $300 and would it last longer than the belt. Secondly the people or designer that made that belt are more than likely more racist then the cashier & the cops.
[wiley wilson] - Stand for something or fall for anything. Boycott Barneys until they make a full apology in the press.
[t miller] - We still have a long way to go. Sue sue
[shannel thesexceo] - I'm glad that he took the smart route. Showed ID. Returned the belt. Now suing. If he acted a fool no one would listen to him,
[michael quashie] - Disgusting !!! And should be Boycotted !!!!!!!!
[trishawna wright] - And i am so glad that i change my mind from going to america smh.. I prefer stay at my lil island and suffer.. Racism is fuckery a swear .. My last visit there i witness a white lady going ham on a black girl because the black girl ask her if she need any assist smh..
[joy rogers] - So bcause ur black u can't buy anything expensive! That's sum bullshit!
[samarah nefititi hopkins] - We black that means we can't have any money or save money these people are going crazy!!! I know they try there best to keep us with the low payin job but some of black people are rich b****!!!!!!!! Lol
[makeeya robinson] - That goes to show u when u trying to do right they portray u to b wrong! This whole ordeal is crazy! This teenager will live wit this for the rest of his life! Which is even sadder
[brenda parks] - Why does every black man have to be a thief. What are you saying? Huh! Tell me you cant read between the lines.
[rozay alvarado] - I would have sued the shit out of Barney's & made sure that dumbfuck of a cashier lost their job. & Britney Britwell that is white america for u..plz don't say "u americans". We have no control over the racist shit we get affronted with EVERYDAY!
[tashina dean] - LMAO @ Tony KM B. U feel me. But this is jus sad. Glad he took that mf'er back & got his $$$$ back. Now hes gna b paid & he shud buy stocks in the company & continue 2 come up off of them. Dumb asses
[mina trammell] - Matroy. All college student are not grant recipients. We sometimes do right for our black kids and purchased Savings Bonds for college. It is my sons loot we worked to give him since birth. Mommas and daddies don't always hand kids money. Mine earned his and got a paid internship. All my black kids can do it if we make it important to get education instead of PS4 for a 5 yr old... We need to get this stigma crap covered so whites can't keep saying see y'all got stereotypes with each other so it cool for us to stereotype you
[chassity cliatt] - that makes me so mad wtf is ppl problem?? i cant stand racism i date a black man and i have a mixed child i hope he sue the brakes off them bitches serves em rite
[elizabeth nees lappo] - This BS!! Everyone involved should be fired. That guy shouldn't have never had to go through any of that. I really hope he got or gets ahold of a attorney. That's with no question profiling at its worse. What a shame!!
[mzsassy k barber] - Smh....His money he can but what ever he wants...
[trina brown] - Smh, a shame like us folks of color can't afford pricey items.....
[kenya m. sykes] - This is the kind of stuff that happens to people of color. I'm appalled!
[kishia taylormade] - He gone be straight now. And when he get tht money i would splurge in they face with they money.ahhh
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A black teen was arrested for buying a $320 belt at Barney's. Apparently - 200th Comments
[virginia smith] - that is a shame i don't blame him su
[shafika mairs] - That's sad when you have had our forefathers fight for equality and you still get treated like a criminal the system is corrupted by small minded people
[k'april griggs toston] - Wow so since when young black ppl can't afford an expensive belt or less none anything expensive... im so sick of this bs... just because one African American can't afford something does not mean we all can't!!!!
[alex rosero] - nypd is mostly racist assholes
[trinita jevaughn simmons] - I would sue for EVERYTHING they got. That's discrimination.
[deborah thomas] - get paid my nicca. god got ur back now u can affort a 1000 dollar belt
[danielle ruggirello] - So sad definitely and will probably end up owning that store now!
[latinya jenkins] - Sue all of them in that order
[michael costantini] - I guess them being racist gives everyone else a reason to be racist, just a damn excuse, yes, its fucked up, yes, he should sue both Barney's and NYPD, but the way some of the responses on here sound is just fu*king ignorant, two wrongs don't make a right
[jeaniene moody canada] - U go boy. ........phuck barney's, cashier & da police, . He can sue cashier directly,da store & da city get ur $. Almost wished dat was 1 of my kids. lol
[anthony santiago] - @John Duvernay you sound like a real Asshole!!! Wake up you racist bastard your whats wrong with this world.....I would to anything to catch you talking that bullshit in my hood!!!
[tony graham] - Sad thing is that black folk will still shop at that place. When you start to hurt someone's bank accounts then as a people we will make a difference. Racism is still alive and prominent.
[susana cruz] - The grim reality of the world we live in ... the shadows of racism will forever roam our generations to come... so sad
[rae-lee pleydon] - That's right Trina ...Oprah once said that she went into a handbag store in England and pointed to a handbag she wanted to buy ...and the sales assistant said to her she could not possibly afford it ...never judge someone by the colour of their skin or by what someone wears
[nykee sheridan] - Come again? Why is he lucky people believe him, I'm confused
[carol petersen] - Sad.. Not all young black men are crooks... Won't be shopping I that store either....
[patricia cornelius] - Ain'tNothingChangedJustAdvancedStagedOfIt!!(racism)
[gelisa walker] - Yo I hate shit like this like can't we fucking live!!!
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - This is everyday life.. Sad but true
[michael chekwa chekwa-beezthatis] - 70k with a high school education is impressive. Wasnt talking to You though. Responses like that are the reason most of us are profiled.
[lashonn neal] - OMFGGGGGGG THANK U Brittany Greenwood..A lot if the comments on here r just plain ridiculous smfh
[belinda hodges] - Hell the same thing happened to Oprah in Switzerland and we all know she Ballin ! We don't need to stop shopping at expensive stores...We need to continue and we are targeted with racism..Then follow with a lawsuit ...
[daren hunter] - sue their asses for millions, they will try to settle with this young man, beacause they know they have no legal recause.
[wiley wilson] - This is why Facebook is an important tool for getting info out that the racist press in America will not report.
[jasmine edwards combs] - This incident had nothing to do with age as stated in this article and had everything to do with race. He was SWB.........Shopping While Black.
[eyan noel stephens] - Wow!!! How can you call police on someone who paid for an item. I would file charges against the clerk for lying. Asshole!
[samantha victoria] - @nia pleaseeeeeeee if u work hard for yours its ok to splurge especially if ur handling your business!!!!
[samantha victoria] - File charges against the FRANCHISE then NY PD
[ma'lissa morgan] - Pure "Public Humiliation" at it's best!!!!! If he paid for it...it's obvious he could afford it. I think the real issue was that they couldn't lol.
[david fard smith] - Racism is the cancer of the earth!! Racism in any form,Black on white, or white on black is wrong!!! With all the technology that we have now, people still can't get along!!!#SAD
[tramella sosincere hinton] - So sad!!!! Racism is still alive.....
[samantha victoria] - Ummmm....its in my local newspapers i live in brooklyn...n if i no nypd like i no them this story is 100% accurate....not to mention the barney they r speakin off is on Madison ave if ur nott from nyc thtsike shopping in Beverly hills gucci fendi ralp lauren u name it
[deondra renee clay] - They should be shut the fuck down......
[heather tarshis knepper] - Wow. Assholes. I hope he wins big.
[katherine riggins] - People are truly ignorant. When this young, black, sufficient engineer finishes with Barneys, color will be the last of there worries!
[shaangeliah msattitude smith] - Oh yeah. He about too get that mulaaah baabbby(in my Wayne voice)...
[beverley parke] - People are so quick 2 judge makes me sick,
[angie gaines] - I guess black folks can't have money. However he 'got' it isn't any room for Barney's and anybody else to judge..IMO!
[shuquitta king] - Its sad the world that we live in where you have to be a certain age or race to purchase luxury items...and I know first hand when I was a college student and pell grant refund rolled round it was splurging season!
[natasha crawford vanhuse] - I wish that was my son the whole nation would of known about this!!! Lawsuits on the bitch who were the salesperson an the nypd too!! That was so uncall for!!! Blacks have money just like them crackers!!!!!
[erica del'carmen gill] - Thanks now my man will be able to buy out store after he gets paid from this suit......
[isidra quintanilla] - Damn thas some bull
[christopher boyd] - They make $1000 belts, people emulate celebrities all the time. Really don't matter if he paid $50,000 they was all the way wrong.
After the lawsuit he can buy 100's of those belts.
[lonnill breazell] - Bitch ass mofo..like blks ain't got kno doe df they thought
[rosie vargas-casiano] - @LindseyBresland I am Mexican & have never heard of Mexican people bbq'n inside! Really
[charlie h. peacock jr.] - It was once said that if your educated your just an educated nigger, if your rich your a rich nigger. Hell don't forget a sales person told Oprah that she would show her something like this purse because this one is expensive.
[ra'shawn brooklyndon blanding] - That's fucked up. Its a shame we get stereotyped like that. I'm glad he returned the belt!!!