Apple Employees Accused of Racial Profiling in New York, Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Investigates

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New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on a civil rights violation lawsuit filed against Apple. The lawsuit accuses Upper West Side store employees of racial discrimination.

According to the civil rights violation complaint, employees at the New York City Apple Store told two black men that they were not wanted in the store.

The employee allegedly told Brian Johnston, 34, and Nile Charles, 25, to leave unless they planned to buy something or see a Mac specialist. But, before either could respond, he told them they were not welcome in the store because of their race. Apparently other employees were not welcoming to the two men either.

According to the civil rights violation lawsuit, the two men were "shocked and humiliated" by the experience.

“After hearing the allegations, this sounds like a case of racial profiling in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer Perecman said. “Racial profiling occurs when someone spots a person or group of people who are of a particular race or religion or wearing certain clothes and assumes that they are doing – or going to do – something illegal or wrong.”

Racial profiling is illegal under federal and New York state civil rights laws.

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