What Would You Do: Sales clerk discriminates against Sikh man

What Would You Do: Sales clerk discriminates against Sikh man

December 3, 2019 100 By Luis Garrison


What would you do continues, “Excuse me, I’ll be right back Excuse me? You lost?” – “Hi! No- This is my size. Do you have different colors?” “No.” “Okay, I’ll take this one then.” – “Sorry, I mean, ‘no I can’t sell you anything in this store.” “I’m confused-” “We don’t sell clothing for Muslims here.” “But I’m not even a Muslim, and I’m a Sikh, and,-” “It’s the same thing, but we don’t sell, like, turbans here, okay? This is an American clothing store. We have clothing for Americans.” What began as bigotry against Muslims has now spread to attacks against Sikhs, The followers of a totally different religion. If you saw this sales clerk ridiculing this man, simply because of his beard and turban, What would you do? – “So, whether you’re Muslim, Islamic, Sikh, whatever you think you are- we don’t have clothes that are gonna match your, um, terrorist hat.” Today, Savanae is shopping for a new suit at -Bruce Julien clothier- in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Excuse me sir, are you lost?” “No, I’m just looking for a wedding suit for my friend’s wedding.” How will this customer react to our sales clerk’s ignorant and racist Comments? “I don’t feel comfortable selling this to you. I mean,” “I don’t understand-” “I can’t sell to Muslims. That’s my personal policy.” “But I’m not a Muslim. I’m a Sikh.” “I don’t care. It’s all the same turban’s a turban. You know?” But she knows it’s not all the same and wastes no time educating miles. “A Sikh is an indian- From india.” It’s an American clothing store, we sell American clothing here. He’s- I’m not comfortable selling him a suit.” “This is America.” “That’s right, and he’s not American. That’s my-” “How do you know? He could be a US citizen.” “I don’t want to sell him this suit.” “I’m very sorry sir. I don’t know that man.” “Thank you.” “That is not my America. My America is accepting of all people. There was absolutely no basis for him to do that-” We’re ruling again all thing we’re gonna have that here, what do you mean they don’t have this dollar it’s an American store We don’t have Muslim clothing here this next customer is also shocked by what he’s hearing and as Myles Continues his tirade. I watch the news and they scare people his Uneasiness grows you’re the reason. I don’t go on planes. I think it’s very few leave right now He’s clearly uncomfortable not with 7a But with the sales clerks bigotry still as 7a walks away. He says nothing Why didn’t he confront miles? I’m new to the area so as far as Being in the South is a little different. He felt for the Sikh gentleman absolutely absolutely about your place to say anything to the salesman It should have been my place and I shoulda citizen As it turns out he isn’t the only customer who remained silent I don’t believe we have what you’re looking for at this store here they offer looks of Disapproval but choose not to get involved I don’t want you to make my customers uncomfortable, sir if you can just please put that coat back and Find another place to shop Myles continues to miss streets Avenue, I like to ask you leave please you’re making these people uncomfortable and With that this woman has heard enough You’re just saying that because you were trying to be polite This guy could be a terrorist She and her husband head for the door now people have already left because your being here sir, we just Time to meet this vocal couple So you hold it with your feet yes Yes We’re back inside the store and at first these customers seem to be at a loss for words We don’t have Muslim attire here. I’m not a Muslim. I’m a seat Go shopping, Pakistan or Afghanistan During a certain image, and I’m comfortable with that personally. I’m not an industry my shirt. He looks like a terrorist Yes, I am And now she pulls out her cell phone to document What’s happening of course we already have all the cameras we need here. I will not serve him at this store. No ma’am Because of his attire he doesn’t make you uncomfortable No, no not that it matters where he’s from anyway, but you also he’s a Sikh. It’s completely different religion How are you I’m John Okay Wow Racing right now without upsetting. Oh, yeah It is you know where’s an incredibly divided country, and we don’t need to make it worse I just started videotaping I did and then my phone died You’re about four seconds away from going viral We’re rolling one last time we don’t have muslim including here. This is an American story It’s a Sikh meet Leeanne Godinho a woman you won’t soon forget You’re kidding right? No. I’m this is so he doesn’t make you a portable no He has no nothing to make me uncomfortable Look at him the beard and turban. It’s just the image conjures. You kidding me. How old are you? golly Watch the news first of all he’s not a Muslim he’s a Sikh Second even if he was a Muslim. This is a business. It’s a store You should be able to serve everybody I am sleeping on set oh my god Clearly shaken she steps away But miles is it off the hook her husband picks up where she leaves off sir. I think you should leave, please It’s my policy. It’s not the store’s policy. It’s my partner Are you looking for a suit sir yes? All right Why not man, how are you? I’m John quinones. Why did he touch you so much? I’m I wasn’t born in America, but I’m an American citizen, and he’s like it was horrible It smells so bad for ya. He did the right thing. I’m really proud of him Partner scoot. I heard a little commotion I came out here my wife is The folks who don’t say anything what would you tell them I think a lot up in Justices happen because people are afraid to speak and they’re afraid to look bad in front of other people I think the most important thing is to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and be happy with who you are You