Barney’s Lawsuit Puts Spotlight On Race And Branding/NPR

There have beenseveral publicized cases recently of Barney’s (and other retailers, including Macy’s) customers who are black being questioned by employees and police, after buying expensive items. A college student has sued and many are accusing the store of racism.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=242277354

Moment African American firefighter and pastor was cuffed after he waved at cops – who thought he was flipping them off, Daily Mail

Another case study of race and perceptions in the United States. Even if the officers thought he was making an obscene gesture, why would they do this? What about freedom of expression?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395250/George-Madison-The-moment-African-American-firefighter-pastor-handcuffed-waved-police.html#ixzz2c85ej67r