Apple Store accused of racism for kicking out black teens

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These students say Apple kicked them out for being black.
These students say Apple kicked them out for being black.
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An Apple Store in Australia has come under fire this week thanks to video footage of a store manager kicking six black school boys out of a store because security was worried they might steal something.

Footage of the incident at the Melbourne store hit the Internet on Tuesday, causing a an outcry on social media that the store was being racist to the boys, who are all black and in Year 10 at Maribyrnong College in Melbourne.

“These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store,” an Apple staff member can be seen telling the teenagers in the video. “They’re just a bit worried you might steal something.”

You can catch a clip of the exchange below:

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