Racism

In Response to Racial Profiling Complaints, Some Retailers Make Shopper 'Bill of Rights'

Several stores sign on to discourage unreasonable searches and targeting of minorities

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Responding to allegations of racial profiling, a coalition of major retailers agreed Monday to create a customer bill of rights that will explicitly prohibit profiling and unreasonable searches.

Civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap, the Rev. Al Sharpton said.