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    Nordstrom CEO Apologizes for Calling Police on Black Teens Shopping for Prom

    Starbucks, L.A. Fitness, nosey AirBnB neighbors, yesterday it was Nordstrom. Who will it be next week? Or more likely, later this week?

    You might think that there's been some sort of uptick in this sort of thing, and I suppose maybe there has, but it's been going on for decades.

    Mekhi Lee, Dirone Taylor and Eric Rogers II were all shopping for prom clothes at Nordstrom Rack when they started noticing several of the employees watching them and following them around the store.

    "I was nervous the whole time," said Lee, "Every time we move, they move. when we looked up, they looked up."


    After all three left the store they were surrounded by Brentwood Police in the parking lot. Police told them the store had accused them of theft. After an investigation on the spot, police let the three go without charges.


    "The police were actually good. They understood where we were coming from and they showed us that they were just doing their job," said Rogers.


    In addition to the theft accusations, the teens said a customer in the store called them punks and asked them, 'Are your parents proud of you for what you do?' In defending themselves, the three say an altercation broke out between them and the customer, at which time store management stepped in.


    "I knew it was coming, but at the same time I was feeling embarrassed, agitated, mixed emotions with the whole situation because I know we didn't deserve it," said Taylor.
    Nordstrom Rack president apologizes to 3 black teens wrongly accused of theft - KMOV
    Nordstrom Rack Calls Cops on 3 Black Teens Shopping for Prom, Wrongly Accuses Them of Stealing - The Root

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    My original thread title was going to be "_______ Calls Police on _______ for _______ While Black" but I didn't want the thread title to be so flippant.
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    You should see the list of stories I DON'T POST on this board regarding the nationwide instances of shit like the above--every single day. I got bounced off a board for posting such stories. The sad thing? No one thought to ask why there were so GD many stories!! (I got tired of being the only one who gave a shit so I pretty much let up on them. And of course we GOT Trump!)

    These kids were shopping for stuff for their PROM. Nice memories, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    You should see the list of stories I DON'T POST on this board regarding the nationwide instances of shit like the above. I got tired of being the only one who gave a shit.

    These kids were shopping for stuff for their PROM. Nice memories, huh?
    Yeah, I feel that way a lot too, especially about trans stuff. Unless it's super egregious, I don't bother anymore. It's everyday routine. I imagine it's much the same for PoC.
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    Let's bomb Iran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    No one cares.

    Let's bomb Iran.
    We can DRAFT these black kids, right after their silly prom, and send them over to fight the mullahs!

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    Just another day in Trump's America

    Welcome to the new normal.

    Some thought it couldn't happen here. They believed that sort of attitude was all in our past...

    Wish they'd been right about that.
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    Makes you wonder what they were doing that aroused the suspicion of the employees.

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    Well fuck me sideways, that didn't take long.

    Black Yale teaching fellow Lolade Siyonbola says her white neighbor took the extreme measure of calling the police when she fell asleep in the common area of the building where they both live.

    Siyonbola uploaded two videos to Facebook. One showed the neighbor filming her and telling Siyonbola that the common room is not for sleeping. The other video was of her interaction with police once they arrived.
    Emphasis mine

    https://thegrio.com/2018/05/08/black...le-police-nap/
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