Middle-aged store Clerk in Santa Fe called s 911 to have college student kicked out of the store while he was buying candy on Friday
Her reason – ‘Because he’s arrogant, because he’s Black’:
Pre-med student Jordan McDowell said the clerk kicked him out of a convenience store in Santa Fe because of the color of his skin
22-year-old McDowell said he was buying candy at Allsup’s when the clerk started openly tracking his every move
The Xavier University student said he pulled out his cell phone and started recording when the openly hostile woman she got to the point of calling 911
At one point in the video the woman is heard saying that she wants him out of the store ‘because he’s arrogant, because he’s black’
Police came and spoke to Jordan and the clerk, but did not take action, since he was breaking any law
Intolerant dimwit: The store clerk called police to come and eject college student Jordan McDowell after telling him he looked ‘sketchy’
Jordan McDowell, a 22-year-old pre-med student at Xavier University in New Orleans, said he walked into Allsup’s in Santa Fe last August 3, around 8pm to buy Sour Patch Kids.
McDowell said he purchased the candy and then browsed the aisle again looking for something else to buy.
He told KRQE that the clerk walked from behind the counter and stood at the end of the aisle watching his every move.
McDowell said he pulled out his cell phone and started recording as the woman picked up the phone to call 911.
In a clip from the video McDowell is heard saying that the employee called him ‘sketchy’ because he kept picking up candy and putting it back down.
As the clerk talked to a 911 dispatcher, she’s heard saying: ‘And I want him out of the store right now’.
‘Because he’s being arrogant, because he’s black,’ she says as McDowell continues to record.
Stunned he asks: ‘So I’m arrogant because I’m Black?’
McDowell told the outlet that he felt ‘rage’ in that moment, but also realized that ‘racism in America never truly died’.
The police responded to the store and talked to both McDowell and the clerk, but did not take any action because McDowell didn’t beak the law. KRQE reports that clerk denied calling McDowell ‘black’ or ‘arrogant’.
‘There’s nothing right about this and there’s nothing right to call the police on someone just because of their skin tone,’ he said.