Nordstrom Rack Company President Apologizes to African American Teens for Racial Profiling – College Media Network


Last week at a St. Louis Nordstrom Rack, three African American teens were racially profiled and wrongfully accused of stealing in a St. Louis store.

Dirone Taylor, Mekhi Lee, and Eric Rogers were shopping at Nordstrom Rack for prom clothing when they noticed employees watching their every move. Lee told ABC News, “I was nervous. I was most definitely embarrassed.”

The teens left the store, but later returned when they realized Lee had left his hat behind. Upon returning, a customer approached Rogers accusing him of stealing leading him to believe the staff was talking about them during the brief period they left the store.

Lee told ABC News, “We asked to speak to a manager, but they told us ‘the manager can’t talk to you, but the police will.”

The teens proceeded to…

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