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A Black family in California says they were racially profiled at a Nike store while they were trying to purchase a $12 basketball.
The incident reportedly took place at the Nike store in downtown Santa Monica on July 5, CBSLA reported. TaMiya Dickerson posted a video of the incident to Facebook, writing that she and the toddler’s father, Joel Stallworth, purchased a basketball for their son, Sammy, from the store. After the purchase, they crossed the street and the manager of the store asked them to stop, accused them of stealing the basketball, and demanded to see their receipt, KTLA5 reported.
“I looked at her in disbelief. Like it was a joke but she wouldn’t stop following my family and I. She reached out saying again return the stolen ball. I looked back at her and told her ‘I didn’t steal the ball, I paid for…
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