Shopping While Black: White Woman Accuses Black Woman of Stealing So She Could Get Her Ramekins

September 29, 2016  |  


Earlier this month we wrote about Solange’s experiences at a Kraftwerk concert and her essay detailing the fear and hesitancy many Black people feel entering into predominately White spaces. Anyone read her essay, knew that her experiences are not exclusive to her.

It happens to many of us in many different ways.

One woman, Ashley Owens wrote about her experience at a high end store where a White woman made thinly veiled stereotypical comments about her hair before accusing her of stealing so she could get the items that were in her cart.


She handled this much better than a lot of us would have. What would you have done in this situation?

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.


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