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Barneys case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

Pedestrians pass Barneys New York department store Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a Black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else’s. Shopping while Black, they say, can be a humiliating experience.