Black kids like Apple products too!
Seven black students ejected from Apple store in Melbourne by a security guard who told them they ‘might steal something’ are demanding a formal apology.
The African-born students at the centre of a ‘racial profiling’ scandal have recounted the moment they were asked to leave an Apple store over concerns they ‘might steal something’.
The Year 10 students are now pushing for a formal apology after they had been asked to leave an Apple store in Highpoint shopping centre, north-west Melbourne, around 4.30pm on Tuesday.
‘[It happened] because we were a group of black males, teenagers – and teenagers do a lot of stupid stuff, but you still can’t give black people that stereotype,’ one of the Year 10 students, Abdulahi Haji Ali, told Nine News.
The students, who attend Maribyrnong College in Melbourne’s inner-west, are all originally from Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Eritrea and Egypt.
Abdulahi said that although it was only one employee behind the incident, the group want a formal apology from the company, according to SBS.
Despite the negative encounter, the students have taken the opportunity to ensure it changes attitudes across Australia.
H/T: Daily Mail