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Old Navy employees accuse Black man of stealing jacket he got for Christmas

By Desire Thompson,

Implicit bias reared its head in Iowa this week when a young man was racially profiled at an Old Navy store.

Shared Tuesday (Jan. 30), James Conley III claimed employees at the West Des Monies store accused him of stealing an Old Navy jacket he wore into the store. Conley was purchasing clothing when a manager by the name of Beau Carter stated he needed to pay for the jacket he was wearing. After explaining he got the jacket for Christmas, he was forced to remove it.


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