Law Forum : Forest Whitaker Frisked Publicly for Shopping While Black in New York

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in the middle of a New York deli after being accused of
    shoplifting which leads many to believe the only thing that made him suspicious
    was his race
    .Anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock for the past century knows that Forest Whitaker is
    an Academy Award winning actor who has also obtained much success in directing and producing as
    well. So why in the world would he be trying to shop lift goods that’s even the average middle class
    American can afford from a deli in NYC?

    “Forest did not call the authorities at the request of the worker who was in fear of losing his
    employment,” the rep added. “Forest asked that, in the future, the store change their behavior and
    treat the public in a fair and just manner.”

    That’s it. Just a mild scolding and the market is free to go on accusing people of “swiping” items off
    their shelves without any evidence.

    While we commend Forest for wanting to save the employee’s job, he may have turned down an
    opportunity to show business that they can’t get away with profiling their customers – whether it’s
    based on their race, clothes, or whatever the case may be.

    Read here: http://atlantablackstar.com/2013/02...ublicly-for-shopping-while-black-in-new-york/
     
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    Not one single person of colour is exempt...Even Oprah!

     
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