The Real

Viewers of Fox’s The Real witnessed a truly spectacularly insulting moment on Friday’s show. The cultural difference between The Real co-hosts, who are black or biracial, and Jeannie Mai, a Chinese/American, was never more evident than during today’s episode.

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Trayvon Christian

Barney’s NY has agreed to pay $525,000 in fees and penalties for racially profiling two Barney’s customers.

The settlement was reached after a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office.

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Jay Z releases a statement

Barneys NY has recently come under fire for 2 alleged incidents of racial profiling involving black consumers.

In response to the avalanche of negative press surrounding his business affiliation with Barneys, Jay Z’s publicist released a statement on Saturday making him out to be the victim.

“I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys,” Z was quoted as saying.

“Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?”

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Trayvon Christian

A young college student discovered that racism is alive and well in high end retailing. Trayon Christian is suing Barney’s Department store and the NYPD for violating his rights after the retailer accused him of credit card fraud.

Christian, 19, went to the Madison Avenue Barney’s in NY to purchase a Ferragamo belt after spotting his favorite rapper, Juelz Santana, wearing the expensive accessory. Christian saved his money by working extra shifts at his part-time job. He was finally able to purchase the luxury $349 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, which he paid for with a debit card in his name.

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Riley Cooper

Unlike disgraced chef Paula Deen, a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was caught using the n-word on video. Riley Cooper, who heretofore was unknown outside of Philadelphia, was upset that a black security guard wouldn’t let him backstage at a Kenny Chesney concert.

A concertgoer who witnessed the 25-year-old Riley’s public meltdown sent this email to Deadspin.com:

Riley was going fucking nuts because he wasn’t allowed backstage. He didn’t have passes like some of the other players and was SO pissed that the stadium people wouldn’t let him back just because he was Riley Cooper.

He had had been drinking since 11 AM (Kenny didn’t go on until 8).
Feel free to use the attached pic of his car.

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Frank Ski and Don Lemon

Local restauranteur Frank Ski, left, tweeted his response to CNN anchor Don Lemon’s oral dissertation on what’s wrong with black men in America.

Lemon, 47, recently defended Bill O’Reilly’s low opinions of black men, saying O’Reilly didn’t “go far enough” in his depiction of black men as social outcasts.

Addressing black people directly, Lemon, who is openly gay, listed “5 Things To Improve Black America,” beginning with “Pull up your pants.”

In his letter to Don, titled “I’m just saying,” Ski tweeted “It was extremely irresponsible for a person of your influence to point fingers and criticize without also listing the “Systemic Racisms” of America that brought us to this point.”

Ski, 49, who owns Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge, left V-103 last year after 14 years at the helm of the station’s top-rated Frank Ski Morning Show and Frank and Wanda Morning Show.

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