Keep an eye on that group

Maura Seleski
Ann Arbor, MI
Understanding Race Project- University of Michigan

Summary:
These six words were commanded of me during my employment at a clothing store at my local mall almost daily. As I was folding clothes or working the cash register my manager would routinely call me over and whisper into my ear, “keep an eye of that group, over there,” pointing to a group of young black girls as they walked into the store.

 

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