Black students kicked out of Apple store because they 'might steal something' -- Apple apologizes

Six Black Students Ejected From Apple Store in Australia
Six Black Students Ejected From Apple Store in Australia


According to BBC, a group of six black students was asked to leave an Apple store in Australia because a staff member feared they may steal something. Footage of the incident was posted on Facebook, causing a social media outcry against the act of alleged discrimination. You can watch the original video here, where you can hear the employee explaining the reason why they can't be in the store:

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Posted by Francis Ose on Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Apple apologized for the situation in a statement the company made:

Inclusion and diversity are among Apple's core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions. We've looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.

The staff member involved in the dispute also apologized to the students. The video of the accident has been shared about 2,000 times and continues to receive support and comments from outraged users.

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