Thursday, May 10, 2018

With “Racial Profiling,” Even When There’s No Primary Race Hoax in Play, There’s Always a Secondary One

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12:13:00 A.M. EDT

Minding my own business watching local FOX 17 news, when the female anchor—in a somewhat agonized voice told this story. She then bemoaned the story as another example of racial profiling.

(WASHINGTON POST--where else?) “Three black teens shopping for prom at a Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood, Mo., near St. Louis, faced the police after store employees suspected they were shoplifting, calling further attention to incidents of racial profiling in commercial spaces over the past month.”

“Nordstrom has since apologized, and on Tuesday the young men met with Nordstrom executives to discuss the incident and work on ways to prevent them from happening again at company stores. Still, St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt, who had met with the young men beforehand, told The Washington Post earlier on Tuesday that he and the young men knew an apology will not be a permanent solution.

“‘These kids, they’re owed an apology, but at the end of the day, it goes down to what can we do to keep this from happening to folks,’ said Pruitt, who has met with them. ‘After all of this was said and done, Nordstrom cannot fix society on its own as it relates to these stereotypes.’”

GRA: How many stories do we hear about—that there's a mistake in arresting someone (black OR white) for shoplifting? Very few. Most who are arrested—HAVE indeed shoplifted. Who brought up race? Did the clerk who called police admit to racism? Or did the customers just happen to be blacks in this case—and that's it.

In either scenario, that means one case out of the hundreds of thousands of shoplifting arrests was wrong—with the result being—that Nordstrom's is forced to revamp everything—including re-educating staff on profiling. IF this happened every day in every Nordstrom's, across the country, Nordstrom's would need to do something different—but THIS ONE INCIDENT means nothing. In fact, the absence of other similar complaints seems to indicate a policy that is already fair—AND I'll bet a few whites have also had similar experiences—without the accompanying headlines.

N.S.: Back in 1997-1998, I moonlighted as a security guard at several Toys’R’Us stores in NYC. The chain and the NYPD did everything possible to reduce the stats on shoplifting by blacks and Hispanics, who did almost all of the stealing.

When we caught black females stealing, management usually let them go. They would leave the store laughing their heads off.

However, most of the time they never got caught, because management disabled the alarm tape on the entrance/exit doors.

Although there was a prominent sign on the wall at our station, “We reserve the right to check all packages,” if you made a “bad stop,” you were typically thrown out of the store, even though we only checked people when we were altered to them by black store workers. Thus, management was sending a message, loud and clear, that it did not want us busting shoplifters.

But many of the store workers and my colleagues were plenty racist to me.

The secondary race hoax I alluded to in the headline is the hoax, whereby all chains re-educate their workers to believe that blacks are never shoplifters, and that the true notion that blacks do most of the stealing in stores is itself a case of racist “profiling.” The real message, of course, is to let blacks steal all they want.

Considering that virtually all blacks actively or implicitly support black criminals, that makes virtually all blacks criminals. Frontline criminals cannot succeed, without community support.


brad morris said...

Interesting analysis

Anonymous said...

So blacks DO receive reparations--in many ways.This is just another one--informally carried out by the corporations--of course.Add this to welfare,section 8 and more,whites are paying aplenty for bringing the blacks over here 200 years ago.