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    thechanelmuse

    Racial profiling is unfortunately something that most Black people have experienced or will experience at some point in their lives, whether realized or not. The idea that someone will keep a closer eye on what you’re doing in a public place because of your skin color sounds baffling and ridiculous, but it is sadly becoming more and more of a common practice as racial tensions between the Black and White communities continue to increase.

    Clothing stores, convenient stores or practically any stores where goods are available for purchase are the most common places where Black people are likely to experience this practice, and popular clothing/accessories retailer Zara is the latest to come under fire for allegedly racially profiling their African-American customers. 

    Zara has been under investigation in connection with a $40 million racial discrimination lawsuit alleging that Black Zara employees at various New York City locations received unfair treatment. Employees of color are reportedly twice as dissatisfied with their hours as white employees and face more scrutiny from their bosses. They also report that they are much less likely to be promoted than their white-skinned counterparts. But according to The Guardian, the investigation also led to some disturbing findings about the treatment of African-American customers. 

    Findings of a report compiled by The Center for Popular Democracy claims an employee survey conducted during the investigation process revealed the alleged use of the code phrase “special order” to identify Black shoppers, “anyone who looks Black, not put together, or urban” in the store and alert employees to follow them around or watch them more closely than other customers. 

    Although the report on the survey makes it clear that 43% of employees refused to answer questions about the code phrase, it was also revealed 46% of those who did answer said that the Black customers were called special orders “always” or “often. One employee even admitted that “black customers were targeted when it came to stealing.” 

    The majority of employees believe that Black customers are coded as potential thieves at a higher rate than white customers. Additionally, 36.4 percent of employees surveyed believe that Black and Latino customers are discriminated against at a higher rate than white customers. 

    Source

    Every time I hear about employees following Black people around “to make sure they don’t steal,” I think about that scene from Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood where the Korean woman kept following Ashtray around telling him to “Hurry up and buy” and the Korean man watched Loc Dog from afar while the white man was in the front of the store with a big ass bag stealing their shit, including the money from the cash register that was in front of the Korean man. I don’t think people actually realize how much non-Black people get away with stealing. That’s not just a scene from a movie. White girls do it all the time. 

    kaybee1980

    I used to follow a shoplifting blog because her posts were hilarious. She stole SO MUCH SHIT! From every store the chick went in…

    White girl. Had pics of stolen merchandise all over her blog from panties to makeup to fucking Christian Dior purses! Wonder what black person those loss prevention people were following while she did all this..

    i-hate-chick-fil-a

    I mad agree with this.

    madameblack

    This reminds me, if y'all haven’t heard of therapyforblackgirls.com please visit if you need a therapist. You can search by mental health need, location/distance, insurance, etc. I believe there are some that provide a sliding scale payment method for those without insurance.

    If you’re not quite ready to make the jump, there is a podcast you can listen to as well as articles and links to help answer some of your questions about mental health and/or therapy.

    The purpose, as I understand it, is to provide a place where black women can go to find culturally sensitive therapy. Some specialize in family/couples as well.

    Take a look.

    imfemalewarrior

    For any black Women following me!

    Taking care of your mental health is another important factor in your overall health. Fighting for good mental health is a fight worth doing, and is just as difficult, if not moreso, than physical fighting. 

    -FemaleWarrior, She/They

    ntbx

    Especially with everything going on right now. We constantly hear how strong we are and it’s like no we can be tired, emotional, stressed too and we need to take care of our mental health. Here are some free therapy sessions that I’ve seen going around. Please share

    lar0921

    I love this

    sewickedthread

    boosting the signal

    ms-cellanies

    AUTO REBLOG

    mxlten-chxcxlate

    BLACK MEN NEED THERAPISTS not just black women

    Go to this link, answer the questions, choose ‘therapist of color’ if you’re going to boost any of my posts this is the one! I want to be bombarded with notifications.

    mxlten-chxcxlate

    Not enough people are reblogging this from me. I don’t need you to like it, I need you to reblog it

    deethe6th

    🙏🏾