Apple Employee: ‘These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store. They’re just a bit worried you might steal something.’
Random black students: ‘Why would we steal something?’
Apple Employee: ‘Guys, end of discussion. I need to ask you to leave our store.’
Isn't honesty the best policy? Listen, this guy is a total dickhead, and he deserves to be criticized all over the internet and eventually fired due to the uncanny amount of backlash Apple receives. There is no doubt about that. However, can we at least applaud him for being true to himself? He thinks that all black people are thieves, and while that line of thinking is only more fucked up than it is false, at least it is out in the open. These kids can go home to their parents and say "mom, dad, we were the victims of discrimination today". With the amount of people getting outraged over things that may or may not be predicated on race, we should all consider this one a win. There is no debate to be had here, because...
I just think that if I were a black person I would appreciate this approach more than having someone passive aggressively follow me around a store. You know what I am saying? It's like when a girl asks you the "what are we?" question. First you pussyfoot around it until you have no choice but to blurt out the cold, hard truth. Wouldn't it be easier if you just ripped the band-aid off to start instead of pulling it one body hair at a time? Get rid of all that uncertainty and build up. That's what this guy did. He basically said "fuck it, I think black people steal" in the nicest way possible. He's wrong, but he's straight forward, and there is something to be said for that. People now-a-days are too scared to say how they feel. While this guys feelings don't have a place in 2015, at least they aren't creepily tiptoeing behind some black kids in an Apple store wearing a skeptical glare and an awkward smile.