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Maybe free, doesn’t mean free anymore? Tirza Wilbon White, who is a regular at her local Dunkin Donuts- was utilizing the stores free Wi-Fi, which ultimately got the cops called on her.
The store owner, told White that she needed to make a purchase if she wanted to stay in the store and use the Wi-Fi. White states she was dress in a “hoodie, yoga pants, and no make-up” because of her appearance, she felt “racially profiled.”
As the incident was playing out, White records the whole thing via her cell phone. She states she was being “harassed” by the white store owner. The owner states she was just “ensuring” the “safety” of her costumers.
“I get to make my own rules. … I need to ensure safety to my customers, It’s nothing against you,” she says, citing previous issues with customers. “We’re just trying to make our customers feel safe.”
How do you feel? Should she have made a purchase to stay in the store?
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White Dunkin’ Donuts Owner Calls Police On Black Woman For Using Free Wi-Fi – Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the latest case of #WhileBlack, a white woman called the police on a Black woman for using a local #DunkinDonuts’ Wi-Fi while on her laptop. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #TirzaWilbonWhite is a regular customer at the Fairfax Fairfax Dunkin’ Donuts, but on Nov. 7 she was harassed by a white woman after she opened her laptop to use the shop’s free Wi-Fi. The woman, who identified herself as the owner, told White that she’d have to make a purchase if she wanted to stay. “I was dressed in a hoodie, yoga pants, no makeup,” White told the news station. “I felt racially profiled.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ White immediately took her phone to record the harassment; the video was later uploaded to Facebook. The woman was identified as Christina Cabral, who told White she’s had problems with customers before. “I need to ensure safety to my customers and I’m not saying that you’re a problem, but I’ve had problems in the past,” the owner said. White told NBC4, “I hadn’t committed a crime. I wasn’t yelling. I wasn’t disruptive. I ….…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)