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A clerk at a convenience store in Santa Fe, NM., called the police a 22-year-old college student because he was “arrogant and black.”

On August 2, Jordan McDowell recorded the employee on his cellphone and, told local station KRQE that he was racially profiled when he went into the store to buy candy.  While speaking on the phone, the employee can be heard saying, “and I want him out of the store right now.” After a pause, the employee can be heard saying “because he’s being arrogant, because he’s black.”

“In that moment, the only thing I felt at that small moment was rage,” McDowell told  KRQE . “But at the same time too I understood that racism in America never truly died.”

The station reports that after McDowell purchased the candy, he continued to look around the store. That’s when he noticed the clerk was, “in the corner the whole time watching.”

Santa Fe Police were dispatched to the call, which was listed as “disorderly conduct.”

Once police arrived, McDowell says he and the employee spoke to the officer. According to McDowell, the officer didn’t ask to see his ID and acknowledged that he didn’t do anything wrong.

KRQE spoke to the employee seen in McDowell’s video and she denied speaking of McDowell’s race. After she showed the employee the video clip, she continued to deny speaking of McDowell’s race, then refused to speak any further about the incident.

 The store’s corporate offices did not return KRQE’s request for comment but, a man who identified himself as a store manager called the employee’s behavior unacceptable.

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21 thoughts on “New Mexico Store Clerk Calls Police On College Student Because He’s ‘Arrogant And Black’

  1. DWebster on said:

    Maybe it’s time the police charge for these unsolicited calls. I don’t know what’s going on with these people. Did they have a meeting to decide this time we’re going to call the police on all folks being Black? Wow alive and sick – RACISM.

    • Saturn on said:

      Yes apparently if you’re Black American, speak correctly and look people in the eye when you speak to them or look directly at them when they’re speaking to you…that’s considered arrogant! It is unbelievable that people still feel this way in the 21st century…smh

  2. maybe the store clerk thought he was from that black muslim compound holding the 11 kids and training them to be school shooters

  3. This is truly trump’s america! The police should start viewing these types of calls as nuisance calls that should be fined! I bet if they have to pay for these calls, then some of the calls would stop!

  4. “The employee’s behavior is unacceptable” is a massive understatement. If ever there was a reason to impose a hefty fine for wasting the police department’s time and tax payer’s money, this qualifies in spades. She should be fired, fined and identified. If she’s hired at any store or establishment, it should be boycotted. Give her a taste of what it’s like to be treated like a criminal for no reason.

  5. Leon Jr on said:

    I agree that of the last Rider because these white folks out here need to be checked maybe not all of them but the majority of them need their butts checked we are being profile so much do to that man in the White House.

  6. Passing Through!! on said:

    Arrogant & Black……LOL! I guess if your black you can’t do anything besides hold your head down and say “No sir, yes sir.”

  7. “But at the same time too I understood that racism in America never truly died.”

    Duh, Jordan as long as you, we & the collective American “We” get that – the better off

    Humanity will be!

    Considering the Cradle of Civilization emanates from the Continent of Africa – who should Colin (or any of us) bow/kneel down to!?

    Elie Wiesel said “Think higher, feel deeper.” @ a time when the world 🌎 was fighting tyranny & IMHBAO it is the strength behind our perseverance & if that makes me, you (Jordan McDowell) or any in black/brown skin arrogant then “they” are gonna have to take that up with the Creator! ✌

  8. Weloome to Chump’s Amerykah!

    So, the POS RACIST Bitch had the opinion that this young man was “arrogant”–I guess because he didn’t kow tow and kiss her IGNORANT ASS.

    white folks are really getting RIDICULOUS with their behavior these days.
    Their ASSES NEED TO BE CHECKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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