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Racial Discrimination At NYC Apple Store

A lawsuit was filed against Apple by two customers on the Upper West Side store in New York City. The incident happened when two African American men walked into an Apple store. Brian Johnston, 34, and his friend Charles, 25, claimed that they entered the Broadway Apple store on December 9th 2010 around 3:20pm.

The two men claim that a 6″2′, 255lb Apple employee had invaded their personal space and started to intimidate them. The employee stated “You know the deal. You know the deal.” Both men were instructed to leave the store unless they planned to make a purchase and told them that they were not welcome in the store due to their race.

The two individuals claim that employee said “and before you say I’m racially discriminating against you, let me stop you. I am discriminating against you. I don’t want ‘your kind’ hanging out in the store.” As the event continued, one of the two men made a cell phone recording and caught “If you want to know why, it’s because I said so. CONSIDER ME GOD. You have to go.” Again, this incident happened in December of last year but have just got word of it today from an Apple insider. The photo to the left is not Brian nor Charles.


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