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Dunkin's owner, Donuts, called the police to the customer after discussing the free company's ViFi policy.
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"I just sat down when the woman I had never seen before and asked:" Do you want to buy a cup of coffee? " "She said for Yahoo Lifestyles, Mrs. Wyatt, former assistant professor at Mariland University and mother of two.
"I told her that I planned to buy coffee after I had established it, but not if it was a mandate."
According to Ms. Wyatt, a woman who called her a quality control official, she showed her another black customer, saying she bought food before using Vi-Fi.
Mrs. Wyatt replied by asking Mrs. Cabral whether the same standard was in the vicinity of a white customer, and Ms. Cabral ordered her to buy coffee or go.
When Mrs. Cabral left, the employee informed Ms. Witte that she was actually the owner.
So, Mrs. White, feeling that discrimination was involved, asked Ms. Cabral to clarify the policy.
In one of three separate video clips, Ms. White posted on Facebook, Ms. Cabral says: "I have to make my own rules. I need to ensure security for my customers."
She also listed previous customers who caused problems without buying. "Nothing against you," she says. "We're just trying to make our clients feel safe."
When Mrs. Wyatt suggests that only she and the other black buyer asked for a purchase, Ms. Cabral said: "Oh, please, do not enter racial profiling. That's my family, I consider it offensive."
After the women claim, Mrs. Cabral picked up the phone. "You offend me," she explains, calling 911.
"Because I'm not your skin color, will you come to me to profess racialism? I treat everything the same … and now I will invite the authorities for filming me without speaking."
"The owner of the franchise tried to harass me," wrote Mrs. Vhite on Facebook.
"She lied about corporate politics, she tried to force me to buy me to be in the store, because she had a problem with the problem. She asked the police to force me to leave when I told her she was profiling the gentleman and me.
"In her mind, I was the" people "who screwed in. In reality, I was a client in my store, until yesterday, and I was more than 2 years old.
"I'm still angry, more than 24 hours later, and I want justice for the humiliation I've experienced," wrote Mrs. White.
"Please share this and help me get justice. Owner, Christina Cabral, and her family own several Dunkin's Donuts locations across Maryland and Virginia.
"I am not the only one who has acted in this regard, but I hope that I will be the last to be treated."
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In another video, a police officer comes in and immediately prompts Miss White to leave the shop "because she wants it."
"Am I in trouble if I decide not to leave?" Pie a cop.
He replies: "Yes, if you decide not to leave, I will order you to leave … I would give you a call and if you do not sign a call, then I should arrest you." Ms. Wyte eventually agrees to leave.
On Wednesday, Ms. Wyte reported on Facebook that two spokeswomen Dunkin 'Donuts invited her to apologize.
Dunkin's representative Dunuts also sent a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle: "We and our franchises want every customer who goes to the Dunkin restaurant to be treated with dignity and respect. This did not happen in a Fairfax restaurant , Virginia.
"We apologized to the client, in the name of the brand and franchise that owns and operates in this restaurant, but we know it's not enough."
The statement continued: "Our franchises are independent business people who, as long as they are in accordance with the law, can set their own guidelines on certain things such as using Vi-Fi and whether they will be limited to those who buy .
"However, we are focused on helping our franchise users serve different user bases and are currently investigating how we can improve every aspect of our operations in the restaurant from the signs of shops, recommended policies and training for franchises and their crew members.
"We are devoted to doing better."
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Ms. White says the issue is still pending. "I'm sad and scared, it hurts better," she says to Yahoo's Lifestyle.
"People have noticed how calm I am, but as a black person I have learned to be safe. I know that if I was trained differently in pants of yoga, with a hood and I speak in black, I may have had a worse outcome."
She adds: "I am afraid of other people who may have probably responded in a less controlled way when they are humiliated. And these are the people I talked about."
A 15-year-old student compares his experience with other viral videos. "We often see white people stop black people in public places and more or less asking them to defend their existence," she says.
"When a black person does not justify the inquisition – by providing his address, his intent, his right to take up space – the police are armed."