A History of Racism in Fashion

Eddie Bauer Racial Profiling

Year: 1997

Let's say you were feeling fresh to death in some new Eddie Bauer gear, but maybe there's that one other joint you wanted to pick up, so you went back to the store wearing the shirt you'd bought the day before. Then, let's say that a security guard thought you stole the shirt, detained you and your friends, and made you go home shirtless. That actually happened to Alonzo Jackson and some buddies. He filed suit against Eddie Bauer, claiming he'd been racially profiled, and the company settled for a cool $850,000. Hopefully he got his shirt back too.

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