Clerk calls 911 to have college student, 22, kicked out of the store ‘because he’s arrogant…black’


A college student said he was kicked out of a convenience store in New Mexico after the clerk called police, saying she wanted him gone because he was ‘arrogant’ and ‘black’.

College student Jordan McDowell said the clerk kicked him out of the store after telling him he looked 'sketchy' 

Jordan McDowell, a 22-year-old pre-med student at Xavier University in New Orleans, said he walked into Allsup’s in Santa Fe last Friday around 8pm to buy Sour Patch Kids.

McDowell said he purchased the candy and then browsed the aisle again looking for something else to buy.

He told KRQE that the clerk walked from behind the counter and stood at the end of the aisle watching his every move.

‘The first thing that popped in my mind absolutely was just discrimination,’ he said.

The 22-year-old pre-med student he felt 'rage' in that moment, but also realized that 'racism in America never truly died'

McDowell said he pulled out his cell phone and started recording as the woman picked up the phone to call 911.

In a clip from the video McDowell is heard saying that the employee called him ‘sketchy’ because he kept picking up candy and putting it back down.

As the clerk talked to a 911 dispatcher, she’s heard saying: ‘And I want him out of the store right now’.

‘Because he’s being arrogant, because he’s black,’ she says as McDowell continues to record.

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