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Black Customer Racially Profiled In High End Store | What Would You Do? | WWYD

Black Customer Racially Profiled In High End Store | What Would You Do? | WWYD
Over the past ten seasons, our hidden cameras have captured some unforgetable responses to the question: "

What

Would

You Do?" It's time to celebrate some of our favourite moments on this Flashback Friday. Another

black

shopper is accusing the NYPD of racial profiling says he was handcuffed by cops after using his debt card Very embarrassing. I was very much humiliated. It happens all too often. African Americans: followed, questioned, even accused of stealing. Simply because of
black customer racially profiled in high end store what would you do wwyd
the color of their skin. There are very few African American men in this country, who haven't had the experience of being followed while they were shopping in a department

store

That includes me. Today, we're setting up at Sarar, an upscale suit and clothing

store

in the heart of Wall Street. Gabriel is an actor Playing a

customer

profile while shopping for some clothes. That belt is $150 dollars. Thanks. If you were shopping here and you heard this: You're in the wrong

store

. We
don't sell urbanwear here. This is Wall Street, it isn't Harlem.

What

Would

You Do? Well, we bring along a $250 million dollar shark! Someone who knows a bit about fashion and

what

it's like to be

profiled

. Hated it! I'm out. That's right! Damon John, founder of Fubu clothing, investors, Shark Tank. He sits with me behind the scenes to watch this all unfold. Hello there. Hey, how you doin? Hi. Sir, something you're looking for? Uhh.. just checking out the jackets
right now. You know that's a $600 dollar jacket. Right? O-kay. Alright. Just want to let you know. Right off the bat, our sales man makes things.. uncomfortable. Sir, we do have a lot of cameras throughout the

store

. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that. I just want to make sure that it's not bothering anyone over here. You guy's are okay? Uh, why

would

he be bothering us? I just wanted to make sure. I don't - I want to make sure a

customer

is certian Well- I

would

rather be spending my time and attention with, you know, ladies like you that are obviously able to afford, you know, clothes in this

store

. How do you know he's not able to afford anything? But, I don't even have a job. She doesn't - She's in Med School and I'm a stay at home mom. You have a Louis Vuitton bag. You guys have - I mean, honestly. He probably has more money than we do if he's looking at $600 jackets. I

high

ly doubt that. Crystal Harrison is
incredulous. And then, our sales man makes it crystal clear. I mean, 9 times out of 10, if somebody steals something, they're

black

. Okay? I mean, it's - pretty much how it goes. It's not racist! It's just - it's just the facts. Okay? It's not about racism. You guys watch the news, I mean - He's not bothering us. Okay. You're more bothering us than he is. She said, "You're more bothering us than she is." Aren't you being rude to him?

What

black customer racially profiled in high end store what would you do wwyd
if he's like, a celebrity? It struck me that you were laughing throughout it all. Well, because I was so uncomfortable so I had no idea

what

to do. It was nervous laughter. Yeah, I'm still really nervous. We're at it again with Damon John riding shotgun. And

what

he sees, doesn't surprise him. I really don't think we have anything that's gonna interest you, sir. We're very - kind of a classic, gentleman look. I don't know

what

that means but.. I'm just
gonna look at a suit, okay? I got a credit card. I can pay for this. You have a credit card? I do have a credit card. Wanna see it? Here you go. We don't take stolen credit cards, sir. Come on man, why

would

you think my credit card is stolen? Not a word. Even when our sales person gets security involved. I'm gonna have to pat you down. I don't believe this man. This is messed up. Sir, we need you to take your jacket off. Okay? Is this legal? Yes, it's legal. I
didn't do anything, I'm just looking at the clothes. We have to protect our merchandise. We have to protect the merchandise in the

store

. Gabriel is clearly not getting any help from our sales man. So, he approaches this next woman for some advice. Excuse me, can I get you're opinion? Does this look good? Is he- is he bothering you? I don't- I'm sorry. Does it work with the hoodie? No. But again, our sales man is right there; thinking and saying the worst of Gabriel.
Sir, can I just take a look inside that jacket? Why? This is- I feel as though you may have put something in that jacket. Can you just pat him down and make sure that he doesn't have any- So far, no one seems to object to this embarrassing, public, pat down. That is, until her husband, Raul Sigara, takes a step forward. I don't want to intrude or anything but, you know, I live in Europe so- I mean.. This

would

never happen in Europe. You can't profile on the basis of looks of
someone. Wow. No, I wasn't profiling anyone. No,

what

I'm saying is that, how can anyone make conclusions on the basis of the color or, you know, looks, and stuff like that? I mean, 9 times out of 10 when someone steals something, they look like him. Raul is speechless. Are you saying I was wrong? Oh, yeah. Definitely. But his wife, she's just getting started. So, I was making you uncomfortable? He looks like he's someone that

would

steal from- No he does not! Because
black customer racially profiled in high end store what would you do wwyd
he's

black

? Are you racist? Before she gives us any proof, it's time to introduce ourselves. So you notice right away, and you whisper to your husband I said, "I just want to leave." Right away? Yes. She wasn't very far from slapping you Until now, Damon has just been watching our scenario unfold. Alright, Damon is gonna get ready for his next scene. But,

what

if he jumps right in? Alright, how do I look? With a help of a disguise, this multimillionaire is about to be

profiled

himself. I'm just- give me a second to check in your jacket.

What

do you mean, check my jacket? Now we need to- Security! This next man notices but, he doesn't say a word.

What

do you-

what

do you mean? Well now Damon, like Gabriel before him, is in the middle of the

store

getting stopped, harassed, and frisked. I'm pretty sure I saw you put something in your pocket. I just stood right here. I just walked in. Just give him a quick pat down and let's make sure he
didn't take anything. Okay? He could be worth the GDP of a small country and still, no one steps in. So we send our shark back into the tank one last time. Sir, do you have any idea how much this

store

costs? I mean, things are very expensive here. I mean, it's a very

high

up

store

. This is mostly Wall Street banker types. I, uh.. Okay, I mean, I, uh, get it. I'm- This next man just can't turn away. Seeing people that look like you, who come in and, you know, I mean,
you're making people feel uncomfortable here. Why

would

you tell him that? You're just not the type of

customer

that we have. I mean, just look at him. Yeah, but I've been lingering around, took a phone call.. I mean, I don't usually get into people's business but it's a judgment call you're making based on how someone looks. I've been lingering around even longer. You know, you're dressed very nicely. I think you're being totally inappropriate.
I'm sorry that you're feeling that way but I- Well, I think you should apologize to him I think you should mind you're own business. I can respect that but, at the same time, when you see injustice taken in place, like you're doing right now, people have to step up Do you feel safe around a guy that looks like this? I feel less safe based on your comments right now. I think the way that you're engaging him makes me feel unsafe because it's filled with bias. I think
it's filled with a lot of prejudgment and I think you guys should engage him. I think it's..

What

Would

You Do? How you doing, my man? Oh, man! Are you serious? It's '

What

Would

You Do?' You okay? I'm good man, I'm gettin' a little hot in here! The fact that you're African American had something to do with it? Of course, I've been subjected to discrimination. Of course. It's hard to escape it in New York or anywhere. If I'm not dressed like
this, if I have on my basketball cap and I walk into a

store

, it's the same kind of thing. And you can be wrong about who that person is! Absolutely. It could be me! The guy who's ready who hold up the

store

, dressed or undressed. Or, that guy could have a lot of money. Absolutely. You heard of Shark Tank? Absolutely. You know Damon John? I thought that was Damon! I said, "This looks like the- this is who I said- Yeah! I thought so at first. Pleasure to meet you man.
Outstanding to meet you. You really represented good right there. You didn't take it at all. You just jumped right in. In other words, don't judge a person by his or her color because you could so often, be wrong.