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Old Navy Fires Employees After Facebook Post Alleging Racial Profiling Goes Viral

By Mustafa Gatollari

When I walk into a bodega holding a bottle of water, I'm always worried that the person behind the counter is going to think I stole it from them and am trying to avoid paying for anything. So I do the totally mature and not-overthinking thing and make sure to have myself be seen with said item so my tracks are covered.

I don't know why I'm so worried about being accused of being a thief because in my entire life, no one in any store ever has even suggested I was trying to shoplift. 

Sadly though, profiling does exist and there are plenty of instances where a perfectly innocent individual is accosted for being up to no good when they've done nothing wrong and are just looking for a tasty bag of chips or new pair of pants. Or a "pot deal" misunderstanding.