Black Customers Say Retailer Refused To Take Their Cash

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A store video captured some of the goings-on between the men and store employees. There is an employee who is overheard narrating the video, who also uses the term “counterfeit” when referring to the men’s money.

Even though David and Damon’s case is in the hands of the DHR, the men are still considering hiring an attorney to pursue a civil suit against the baby retailer. “I just don’t want anyone to experience what we did that day — it’s a terrible, terrible feeling,” Damon lamented to NBC New York.

A Buy Buy Baby spokesperson, Jessica Joyce, told NBC New York that the retailer was just exercising caution and that no racist practice was involved at all. Apparently, there were some counterfeit bills being distributed in the area at the time David and Damon had shopped at the store.

“Our associates were following specific company policies which were implemented to detect and deter sophisticated counterfeit currency techniques that pass highlighter tests,” said Joyce. The store’s spokesperson is also certain that once the state inquiry is done, the evidence will prove that prejudice was not involved with regards to the men.

Meanwhile Damon and David, who referred to their shopping experience as “humiliating,” sent another cousin back to Buy Buy Bay with a debit card to make the purchases for them. No matter how their case against the store turns out, the men claim the experience is one that is forever burned into their memories.

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