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An Apple store manager issued an apology to six young Black students who were kicked out of an Australian store over concerns that they “might steal something.” The racist interaction was recorded, and began circling around social media earlier this week.

In the video, an Apple employee approaches the uniformed schoolboys informing them that they’ve been asked to leave because of the assumed shoplifting. The teens range from age 15 to 16.

The manager later said sorry to the boys and school principal. “Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values,” Apple said in a statement. “We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.”

Francis Ose, the student who filmed the interaction, basically knows Apple apologized because the blatant racism was exposed. Nonetheless, the boys have accepted their repentance. “They apologized, so we’re chilling, no need to take it further,” he wrote.

Watch the video below.


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