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ESPN Writer Claims California Store Racially Profiled Him

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Marc Spears, an ESPN writer, claimed that he and his African-American friends were racially profiled at a store in Healdsburg.

He stated that they were directed to use the bathroom at the police department across the street and later found a friendly wine bar for facilities.

Spears wrote, “My friends and I, all African-American, were racially profiled at a store in Healdsburg called @antheminteriors [Anthem Interiors] by the two employees.” (Trending: Transgender Actor ‘Purposefully Misgendered’ By Airline Employee)

“When things like that happen, I get angry inside and feel pressure to buy something expensive to prove my worth, and they’re wrong. After refraining from the urge, I tried to give the lady that worked there the benefit of the doubt by asking if she knew where the nearest bathroom was,” continued the ESPN writer.

“She suggested that I go to the @healdsburgpolicedepartment across the street to use their facilities. Confused, I asked her why would I go to the bathroom at a police station? Her response was that it will be OK they won’t arrest you. I immediately departed and found a bathroom at a very friendly wine bar across the street called @liocowineco,” wrote Spears.

“Thanks to the ones that show love, not ignorance and racism,” concluded the sports journalist.

Despite the incident, Spears expressed his love for the city and received a personal apology, which he found sincere.

Janelle Loevner reportedly said, “I worked really long and hard to build a solid business. I care deeply about the community, my employees, about all of it — so for this to happen, it’s just devastating.”

“It’s just a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances. I don’t think it was a racist one, but I’m not in Marc’s shoes — I didn’t grow up as a Black man in America,” continued the owner.

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