Anonymous Submission #0021 – Racial Profiling

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Pino, last week I was in Andollar store and a security guard confronted an indigenous woman about taking things (stealing).

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She was very upset and started to swear at the guard and stated she was just buying snacks for her kids. She said sheis followed everytime she comes in the store.

He asked to see in her bag and she continued swearing. I do not know what happened as I was with my 8 year old grandson, so we moved away. I have issues with the confrontation as I have seen many indigenous people being followed, so she does have a point.

I am troubled as it is very possible she was targeted and if so that will just cause more of a divideโ€ฆ.us vs themโ€ฆ. I was born white..that does not make me any better or less likely to steal than anyone else, but I am not followed.. ( I never steal) Skin color should not make someone a target.

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