Apple Apologizes For Kicking Out Black Students Because They “Might Steal”
Apple better get their lawyers ready, because this video that just released is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Last week, six young Black students who were kicked out of an Australian store over concerns that they “might steal something.” The racist interaction was recorded, and began circling around social media earlier this week.
In the video, the Apple employee approaches the uniformed schoolboys informing them that they’ve been asked to leave because of the assumed shoplifting. The teens in the video range from age 15 to 16.
The manager later said sorry to the boys and school principal. “Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values,” Apple said in a statement. “We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.”
At the moment, Francis Ose, the boy who recorded the interaction, said the boys are accepting the apology and moving on. “They apologized, so we’re chilling, no need to take it further,” he wrote.
After watching this video I think people should be held accountable for this moment. This is unacceptable.