The Customers’ Bill of Rights states all customers will be “treated with respect and dignity and are free from unreasonable searches, profiling and discrimination of any kind.”
Others are calling this a “Black customer bill of rights” because the major push came from the Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights figures.
The New York Post reports stores like The Gap, Saks, Macy’s, Gordman’s, Lord & Taylor, and Bergdorf Goodman are already onboard.
Macy’s Ed Goldberg added “we subscribe to the document and we look forward to welcoming everyone as a customer at Macy’s,” he said.
The goal is for black shoppers to be treated the same when they are looking at expensive items.
A store in Switzerland apologized earlier this year when an unknowing clerk told Oprah Winfrey the $38,000 purse she was looking at was ‘”too expensive.”
Sharpton told the The Post he was pleased with the document but said “this is the beginning of a process, it’s not the conclusion of a process.”