White Women Wore Hoodies to a Tennessee Mall to Prove Its Hoodie Policy Only Targets Black Men

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November 16, 2018 

After footage of four black men being escorted out of a mall in Tennessee for wearing hoodies inside, four white women wore hoodies to the same mall to see if the policy was meant for everyone. And, yep, you guessed it, the women were able to walk freely around the mall with their hoodies—both up and down—without ever being shown the exit.

According to Raw Story, the initial incident that garnered national attention was captured by Kevin McKenzie, a black former reporter for the Commercial Appeal, who noted that he started recording the incident at the Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn., after watching a white security guard tailing the group of young men like “he was a cat after mice.”

“For reasons I didn’t hear, one young man, in what appeared to be a nylon blue and white jacket with a hood that was not on his head, was handcuffed by a Memphis officer and led away as my video rolled,” McKenzie told the Memphis Flyer. “That’s when a black sheriff’s deputy approached me and told me I also was breaking the mall’s rules.” Click here to read the full article. 

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