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A white woman in San Francisco called police on a Black 8-year-old girl selling water

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.,

Things got tight after Erin Austin lost her job, so she struck a deal with her 8-year-old daughter, who had been eagerly anticipating a trip to Disneyland: The family could still make the voyage to the Magic Kingdom if Jordan could help raise money, Austin told USA Today.

So the young entrepreneur grabbed a white cooler, some ice and a few bottles of water, taking advantage of Friday’s foot traffic outside her SoMa apartment and the San Francisco sun to make a few quick bucks.

“Ice-cold water, $2,” she yelled, hawking hydration to passersby near AT&T Park.


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