I paid for everything with a friendly salesperson in the video game area because that’s what you have to do with certain items. Then I went to the bathroom and then I headed for the front of the store. Now, the game was still in its security case. When I got to the front, I showed my receipt for the case to be removed. The young man studied my receipt like it was the most important document he had ever seen. My skin started prickling because I knew something really frustrating was about to happen. I just knew. Anyone who has been racially profiled knows that feeling.
Roxanne Gay speaks on the extremely frustrating experience of shopping while black:
That "prickly" feeling is all too real. I (a lot of us) have experienced that sensation more times than I (we) would like to say.
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