Uploaded August 10, 2018
New Mexico store clerk called police on a young man buying candy because he was “arrogant” and “black,” cell phone footage of the incident shows.
Jordan McDowell, a 22-year-old Xavier University medical student, was visiting Santa Fe to learn about Native American culture. He entered an Allsup’s store to buy some candy. After making a purchase, he looked around the store for other items, when the clerk became agitated.
She was monitoring him the whole time, he said. Then she ordered him to leave the store and called 911, telling them she wanted the shopper out. She can be heard telling the 911 call handler “because he's being arrogant, because he's black."
“There's nothing right about this and there's nothing right to call the police on someone just because of their skin tone," McDowell told KRQE News 13. “The first thing that popped in my mind absolutely was just discrimination,” he added, saying he felt “rage” at being racially profiled. Posted By Ghost