A Nike store manager is in hot water after she was captured racially profiling customers!
A Nike manager in Santa Monica is being investigated by Nike after racially profiling a couple who made a purchase in her store.
Joel Stallworth and TaMiya Dickerson were visiting the location when they purchased a basketball for their 1-year-old son. As they go to leave the store, the manager follows them out and waves down the police.
In a video posted to Facebook, you can see the young boy playing with his “first basketball” before things take a left.
Dickerson and her family are seen going back and forth with police as the store manager is heard saying they took the ball. Stallworth is also seen holding the ball in one hand and a receipt in the other as the manager askes for him to hand it over.
“Emotions got high as my family and I tried to explain we paid for the ball, it’s ours we own it,” Dickerson wrote in the post. “We were accosted on all sides having to stoop to her level.”
The couple who shared a closeup picture of the receipt walked back into the store and asked for a refund which they were given.
Nike did release a statement regarding the situation saying
“We are taking the recent situation at our Santa Monica store very seriously, and we are currently investigating the facts. We have reached out to the family to express our deepest apologies, and we will continue to work with our teams to deliver on our expectations for consumer experiences,” Nike spokesperson KeJuan Wilkins said.
Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think!