James Conley III, Old Navy, Racial Profiling – Jordan Creek

James Conley III is the man who claims that he was racially profiled at the Old Navy near Jordan Creek.  The store is located in West Des Moines, Iowa.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  James went into the store and picked up two hoodies he liked and took them to the register.  The cashier asked him if he was planning to pay for the jacket he was wearing. 

The manager scanned James Conley’s Old Navy jacket

Conley thought the cashier was joking because he bought the jacket he was wearing last Christmas.  The manager lied and told James that the store had a policy requiring them to scan previously purchased merchandise that customers wore into the store.  I would have lost it.  Scroll down to see Conley’s Facebook post which recently went viral.

James Conley III Old Navy Racial Profiling Jordan Creek
James Conley III Old Navy Racial Profiling Jordan Creek

Other Old Navy customers weren’t forced to scan their items

This is blatant racism.  James explains that there were other customers in the store wearing Old Navy and the manager didn’t force them to scan their items.  Conley advised the manager to review footage from the store’s security cameras.  The manager did so and James left the store.

“People generally see what they look for” -Harper Lee

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for” is a classic quote from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.  It means that there are times that you can’t help others see the truth because that’s not what they’re looking for.

There was no reason to believe that Conley stole the jacket but the employees and manager at Old Navy wanted that to be the truth.  Sadly, racism is getting worse because of a lack of moral leadership.

Check out Conley’s Facebook post:


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