A man in Iowa posted many videos after he was racially profiled in West Des Moines, Iowa. James Conley III walked into Old Navy wearing a blue bubble jacket that he had gotten for Christmas. He eventually did his shopping and grabbed a few hoodies and went to the register to pay. It’s at this point he says the racial profiling began and he even took five different videos and posted them on his Facebook showing the ridiculous situation he was dealing with. When Coney attempted to pay for his new sweatshirts is when the racial profiling began. The Old Navy employee asked if he Conley was planning on paying for the jacket that he was wearing.
In his Facebook post, he goes on to explain that he was so shocked by what he was hearing. He initially thought it was a joke and that the worker couldn’t be serious. The employee went on to try and feed him some crap that they check every Old Navy item anyone who enters the store is wearing. We all know that is just downright insane, and Conley mentions that there were plenty of white customers wearing identical Old Navy apparel and none of them were being treated so poorly. He then was forced to meet with a District Manager who unprofessionally would not disclose her last name. It was until Conley insisted they watch the surveillance footage to prove his innocence. After it was confirmed that he had done nothing wrong the Old Navy workers offered no apology or show any signs of remorse and that’s pretty disgusting.
Today I was racially profiled by the Old Navy store in West Des Moines, Iowa in Jordan creek. I was accused that I didn’t pay for my blue bubble jacket that I got for Christmas that I wore into the store. As I was checking out to purchase some hoodies. I was asked if I wanted to also purchase the jacket that I was wearing. First, I started laughing because I didnt believe what I was hearing. The store manager Beau Carter was very unprofessional and stereotyped me because I was a Black male. He says “anytime someone wears Old Navy clothing they have to always scan that customers clothing to insure that it was previously purchased”. (Where do they do that at?) Every time I go to this store I have on my same exact winter blue jacket and have never been asked to scan my clothing and the previous “non-black” customers had on identical apparel as me from old navy but was never asked to scan their clothing. Then after they scan my jacket they try to make me repay for it?? Finally the District Manager Shannon (who refused to give out her last name) came out and I made her check the surveillance tape to prove that her and her fellow employees were in the wrong for racially profiling me because of the color of my skin. Once she confirmed that I was telling the truth (after watching the tape) she never came back out to apologize to me nor did the store manager Beau Carter as you can see in my videos below. #RacialProfiling #CrazyWorld #NoMore #OldNavy#VeryDisappointed #ThankGodForKeepingMePoised #Repost #Share