An important message…
I’m disappointed in you. As one who works in retail I know the “tell tale” signs of a shoplifter, and NONE of them require being black. Lets see: I visited your store professionally dressed as I was getting off work. Strapped across my body was a clutch (remember I work in retail. Large handbags are signs, of which I did not have one). So what was left: the fact I was black. Yes, I know you were following me in the makeup section. If im in the makeup section and you’re a guy, one of us is outta place and it ain’t me. I am extra sensitive to my environment, especially when it comes to men. As every women should be. How do I *really* know I was racially profiled, you might ask??? Well apart from being in the business of retail, as I checked out I mentioned to your cashiers I saw you and to let you know you’re not doing a very good job of being “undercover”. To their surprise, they agreed to tell you–Downside of having teen workers. For me–Upside of being an adult who looks like a teen.
I will be less inclined to shop at your store after tonight’s incident. I’m very disappointed and even a bit sad.
Sincerely, a Black girl in Utah