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Applebee closes store accused of racial profiling and fires all employees involved! watch

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    https://www.facebook.com/applebees/p...type=3&theater

    I think this is great!

    Context: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...199607759.html
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    Should release their names tbh

    anyways isnt it illegal to discriminate by race? Why arent the police arent involved.
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    (Original post by mathewphys)
    Should release their names tbh

    anyways isnt it illegal to discriminate by race? Why arent the police arent involved.
    The police were involved!
    They accused the black girl (only black customers in the store at the time) of dining and dashing.
    All employees involved were fired - the police officer was stripped off his badge and the store (in the mall) has been shut.
    The person who franchised the store has had their license removed (which is a BIG deal).
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    But did they pay the bill? That doesn't seem to have been answered. Playing a racism accusation seems to be an easy way of getting a free meal.

    our accuser remembered that there was a SKINNY girl and a girl who wore MAKEUP,” the woman wrote. “This is a clear example of RACIAL PROFILING

    How is being identified as skinny or wearing make-up a clear example of racial profiling? What has either characteristic got to do with race?
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    I don't really think there's enough evidence to call it racial profiling

    sucks to be accused of stealing though if you're innocent

    but why was the woman squealing/crying like a pig though? ....that was OTT..........
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    But did they pay the bill? That doesn't seem to have been answered. Playing a racism accusation seems to be an easy way of getting a free meal.

    our accuser remembered that there was a SKINNY girl and a girl who wore MAKEUP,” the woman wrote. “This is a clear example of RACIAL PROFILING

    How is being identified as skinny or wearing make-up a clear example of racial profiling? What has either characteristic got to do with race?
    1. Have you watched the video.

    2. Read the full story.

    Stop making assumptions.

    They have proof that they were never at the store or area the day before (of which they were accused of coming in and stealing).

    They had money to pay their bill but they were forced out of the store prematurely and told to "not come back" because a worker said "it looks like them" and called security.
    The first black customers in the store were accused of being yesterday's thieves.
    They were essentially being banned from a store based on a racially-based assumption.
    The poor woman who was accused cried her eyes out on video - she kept saying "I haven't been here" in AAVE. (Vernacular English).
    She has top lawyers prosecuting the chain and PROOF she wasn't there on said day.
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    (Original post by ANM775)
    I don't really think there's enough evidence to call it racial profiling

    sucks to be accused of stealing though if you're innocent

    but why was the woman squealing/crying like a pig though? ....that was OTT..........
    Read my above comment.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    Stop making assumptions.
    No of assumptions made in my post: zero.

    Number of questions asked in my post: three.
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    Ahh nice. A hugely relevant thread to a UK audience.

    I for one hope the employees at my local Applebee's are less bigoted!
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    No of assumptions made in my post: zero.

    Number of questions asked in my post: three.
    I honestly hate explaining racism to ignorant people.
    Read this:
    "The first black customers to enter the store were accused of being the thieves from yesterday."
    "They were told to pay for the food and leave prematurely"
    "The girls felt that the description of a skinny girl with makeup was a cover-up for the racism from the employee"
    "The chain has now sacked all the employees involved. The police officer has lost their badge (after thorough investigation) and most importantly, the poor franchisor has lost their license."

    Do you get it now?
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    Read my above comment.


    I had some european girl accuse me of stealing once in hmv

    she was giving me dodgy looks from the moment i came upto the changing rooms with a pair of jeans i wanted to try on. It was definitely stereotyping/racial profiling

    after i came out i walked up stairs and she followed me holding a cut of paper tag heavily implying i was stealing and had cut it off, she then went and told a guard. i had not stole anything and started arguing with her, i also voluntarily opened up my bag and shoved in her face to prove i never had nothing. she then said in a menacing tone "don't worry i'll get you next time" and started walking away. i called her a stupid woman and walked off.

    the next day i walked back into the store and asked for the manager. i didn't get the manager [got someone else] but i made a strong complaint about that girl.

    and that was that. No hysterical crying on my part or squealing like a pig. Yes, if she got falsely accused like me, that sucks, but her reaction was way OTT......
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    (Original post by ANM775)
    I had some european girl accuse me of stealing once in hmv

    she was giving me dodgy looks from the moment i came upto the changing rooms with a pair of jeans i wanted to try on. It was definitely stereotyping/racial profiling

    after i came out i walked up stairs and she followed me holding a cut of paper tag heavily implying i was stealing and had cut it off, she then went and told a guard. i had not stole anything and started arguing with her, i also voluntarily opened up my bag and shoved in her face to prove i never had nothing. she then said in a menacing tone "don't worry i'll get you next time" and started walking away. i called her a stupid woman and walked off.

    the next day i walked back into the store and asked for the manager. i didn't get the manager [got someone else] but i made a strong complaint about that girl.

    and that was that. No hysterical crying on my part or squealing like a pig. Yes, if she got falsely accused like me, that sucks, but her reaction was way OTT......
    You aren't understanding

    Read the full story.

    After shopping, two women went to Applebee’s to eat.
    Their server accused them of dining & dashing the night before.
    Her manager backed her up and called the police.
    The patrons were forced to pay for a meal they weren’t allowed to finish and the meal on which they allegedly dashed the previous night without any evidence but an assumption
    The officers involved (#PaulBlart & Co.) were laughing at how upset one of the patrons was.
    He was incredibly condescending and dismissive when the girls said that "they hadn't been there (the store)" on the day they were accused in AAVE.

    Furthermore! They were told to never come back (banned from the store). Without any evidence.

    As a white guy. I understand if you don't get it.
    I don't have to explain what racism is to you.
    I'm actually sick and tired of explaining race and relations to white people.
    But you at least have to be open and accept that the way those girls were treated was wrong.
    Even the restaurant admits the actions were wrong and fired all those involved. Even the police officer lost his badge! (Unfortunately temporarily).
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    I honestly hate explaining racism to ignorant people.
    Read this:
    "The first black customers to enter the store were accused of being the thieves from yesterday." How is that fact relevant? Would it have been OK if they had been the second party of black people.
    "They were told to pay for the food and leave prematurely" And that? That is a consequence of the staff believing them to be the thieves. How does it answer my questions?
    "The girls felt that the description of a skinny girl with makeup was a cover-up for the racism from the employee" How is discussion of non-racial identifying features somehow racist?
    "The chain has now sacked all the employees involved. The police officer has lost their badge (after thorough investigation) and most importantly, the poor franchisor has lost their license." Those are consequences. In no way do they explain whether the people had eaten and run without paying, or why the identification was racist.

    Do you get it now?
    See comments above. You don't seem to be able to answer my questions.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    1. Have you watched the video.

    2. Read the full story.

    Stop making assumptions.

    They have proof that they were never at the store or area the day before (of which they were accused of coming in and stealing).

    They had money to pay their bill but they were forced out of the store prematurely and told to "not come back" because a worker said "it looks like them" and called security.
    The first black customers in the store were accused of being yesterday's thieves.
    They were essentially being banned from a store based on a racially-based assumption.
    The poor woman who was accused cried her eyes out on video - she kept saying "I haven't been here" in AAVE. (Vernacular English).
    She has top lawyers prosecuting the chain and PROOF she wasn't there on said day.
    So if a white person walks in and the staff say it looks like someone who didn't pay the day before, is that racist? Should they just put their suspicions aside and just not do their job in checking it's not them because the two customers were black?

    No one mentioned skin colour anywhere apart from the two customers.

    Admittedly enough the police officer handled it horribly but to fire the employees and close down the store is a step too far. If no one mentions skin colour, it's playing the race card.

    Also squealing like that is far too ott.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    You aren't understanding

    Read the full story.

    After shopping, two women went to Applebee’s to eat.
    Their server accused them of dining & dashing the night before.
    Her manager backed her up and called the police.
    The patrons were forced to pay for a meal they weren’t allowed to finish and the meal on which they allegedly dashed the previous night without any evidence but an assumption
    The officers involved (#PaulBlart & Co.) were laughing at how upset one of the patrons was.
    He was incredibly condescending and dismissive when the girls said that "they hadn't been there (the store)" on the day they were accused in AAVE.

    Furthermore! They were told to never come back (banned from the store). Without any evidence.

    As a white guy. I understand if you don't get it.
    I don't have to explain what racism is to you.
    I'm actually sick and tired of explaining race and relations to white people.
    But you at least have to be open and accept that the way those girls were treated was wrong.
    Even the restaurant admits the actions were wrong and fired all those involved. Even the police officer lost his badge! (Unfortunately temporarily).


    you're sick and tired of explaining race relations to white people

    I'm sick and tired and explaining i'm not white

    did you not read my post.

    looks like you didn't. It's pretty obvious i'm not white.....
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    See comments above. You don't seem to be able to answer my questions.
    That has nothing to do with the situation.
    Follow the whole story.
    Read what the victim and applebee's chain have said.
    Work out and piece the events together.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    That has nothing to do with the situation.
    Follow the whole story.
    Read what the victim and applebee's chain have said.
    Work out and piece the events together.
    There is no point. If you cannot show why that identification was racist then I shall stick to believing it isn't.
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    Why are people acting like black and white people are treated in society as equal in America of all places.
    How could you not see racial profiling when they were the only women accused.
    Only black women in the store.
    Forced to leave the store and pay the bill from yesterday (that they allegedly stole) and leave their meal prematurely but pay for that one too.
    Be escorted out by police.
    Have a condescending officer not listen to you when you have proof that you haven't been at the store the day before.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    There is no point. If you cannot show why that identification was racist then I shall stick to believing it isn't.
    Here's one for you.
    No one cares what you think.
    You don't have any reverence about what happens to these two women and the store.
    Keep thinking it isn't racism because the company itself has admitted the actions that occurred were racist and fired every single employee involved.
    Furthermore, the company is willing to go to court for their franchisee's actions and they have removed the franchises license.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    Why are people acting like black and white people are treated in society as equal in America of all places.
    How could you not see racial profiling when they were the only women accused.
    Only black women in the store.
    Forced to leave the store and pay the bill from yesterday (that they allegedly stole) and leave their meal prematurely but pay for that one too.
    Be escorted out by police.
    Have a condescending officer not listen to you when you have proof that you haven't been at the store the day before.
    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    Here's one for you.
    No one cares what you think.
    You don't have any reverence about what happens to these two women and the store.
    Keep thinking it isn't racism because the company itself has admitted the actions that occurred were racist and fired every single employee involved.
    Furthermore, the company is willing to go to court for their franchisee's actions and they have removed the franchises license.
    Could you make the font slightly bigger? My eyes aren't what they used to be.
 
 
 
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