Jay-Z and Kanye West's different responses to the Barneys racial profiling case are a reminder of fashion's racial issues, and the challenges that face celebrities who want to build corporate partnerships and act as political leaders.
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A federal judge prohibited an anti-immigration sheriff from using racial profiling to target Latinos and ordered a monitor to make sure that he would no longer practice racial discrimination during law-enforcement stops.
The heart of the proposal would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from engaging from racial profiling, except in cases where specific, trustworthy information has been provided (such as a witness identifying a crime suspect by their race).