Getting in bed with the powers that be
Jay Z is so deep under the covers that he refused to cut ties with Barneys despite some recent occurrences of overt racism towards black customers.
His excuse? 25% of the sales from his line go towards his foundation, which offers scholarships to minority students. Forget about the many other department stores he could have sell his collection — for much less than a 75% premium — and who cares about the institutional racism that most of those minority students will experience in college? I’m sure Jay’s a good dude, but he’s not helping the situation here.
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