Shopping While Black: Is It a Crime?

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Even the President Has Been Profiled

Even the President of the United States has been followed in stores. During a press conference in July, in which President Obama made remarks on the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case, he revealed this experience. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store,” he said. “That includes me.” (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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