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NBA Star's Story Of Racial Profiling At A Jewelry Store Will Make Your Heart Sink

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It's hard to believe these things still go on in America in 2015.

John Henson, a star center for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, recounted his humiliating experience with racial discrimination on Monday.

Earlier that day — during regular, morning business hours, as he notes — Henson had gone to Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers, a high-end jewelry store in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, to look at a watch.

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Henson — who just signed a $45 million contract with the Bucks — pulled up to the store, walked up to the door, and found the store's employees had remotely locked it before he could enter.

From there, when he knocked, the employees ran into a back room, evidently concerned about Henson entering the jewelry store.

The basketball star detailed the entire unfortunate incident in an Instagram post:

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Jay Z & Barneys' Pre-Launch Party CANCELLED Amidst Racial Profiling Hullabaloo!

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Jay Z's pre-launch party for his holiday collaboration with Barneys has been cancelled due to their racism scandal!

Jay Z takes racial profiling VERY seriously!!

And now that Barneys is facing lawsuits and discontent from the general public after their employees were accused of racial profiling, HOVA is in NO mood to celebrate!

Bey's boo was all set to party with the Barneys elite Wednesday night, but now that the heat has reached its height, a rep from Barneys has now stated:

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Jay Z, Barneys, Macy's & Other MAJOR Retailers Joining Forces To Combat Racism!

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Jay Z releases another statement about the racial profiling at Barneys, and major retailers have agreed to meet about the situation!

When Jay Z’s fans created a petition to end his relationship with Barneys after multiple accounts of the store’s racism, we bet they never expected him to get THIS involved!

Major props to HOVA for sticking up for his followers!

After his initial response to complaints and lawsuits directed toward Barneys and the NYPD when they tried to arrest black customers leaving a store with their purchases, the rapper posted an update on the situation to Life + Times last week.

He eloquently wrote:

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Barneys Apologizes To Jay Z For Racial Profiling "Distraction"

Barneys apologizes to Jay Z after their stores are accused of racial profiling!

Jay Z has been feeling all sorts of pressure to cut ties with Barneys after multiple instances of racial profiling by the retailer have come to light.

However, Hova isn’t ready to kill his holiday collection yet since it will only hurt the beneficiaries of his charity.

After the rapper released his own statement about the matter over the weekend, Barneys CEO Mark Lee responded to Jay and apologized for the trouble.

He said:

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Jay Z RESPONDS To Barneys Racial Profiling! Find Out If He's Terminating His Partnership HERE!

Jay Z finally responds to those asking him to end his Barneys partnership due to racial profiling!

HOVA has spoken!

Last week, Jay Z came under fire for partnering with Barneys after the department store was accused of racial profiling.

The rapper was surprisingly quiet about the situation, that is until this weekend when Beyoncé's hubby finally released a statement regarding the matter at hand and the reason it took him so long to respond.

Jay wrote on his website:

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