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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:20 PM

 

CNN: For these Black Americans, a trip to the bank ended in a racial slur and a 911 call

A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers

Paul McCowns walked into an Ohio bank clutching his first paycheck from a new job at an electric company. But instead of cashing the check worth about $1,000, the teller called 911.

As he walked out of the Huntington Bank branch in Brooklyn empty-handed, an officer waiting outside handcuffed him and put him in the back of a police cruiser.
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For many African Americans, what happened to McCowns in December 2018 is a common experience. Banking while Black is another entry in an ever growing list of people calling the police on African Americans doing everyday things.
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Watson had a personal checking account at the bank, and was at a branch near Tampa to open a business account for his law firm in April last year. While the banker was searching through corporate records, Watson told CNN, he discovered that he owned a record label business and started asking questions.

"It's almost like they didn't believe I had a business," he said

The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/us/banking-while-black-racism-trnd/index.html

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SouthernCal_Dem Jul 2020 #2
malaise Jul 2020 #3
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:22 PM

1. So how much is this bank going to pay out for their racism? #RacismIsExpensive

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:24 PM

2. Being black in America is a very different experience than being white

Unfortunately it's difficult for many white people to grasp because they never experience it.

A trip to the bank can suddenly endanger your life.

White people don't have to worry about these kinds of things.

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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:26 PM

3. One of my relatives went into a fancy computer store

and took out his AMEX and the lady serving him said she had to make a call. He called for management and threatened to remove their brand from the business. Apologies flowed like hurricane rain.


Let's face it- many are racist to the core.

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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 04:29 PM

4. kick

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