“Apple has apologised to six schoolboys asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident,” BBC News reports. “Footage of the incident at Melbourne’s Highpoint shopping centre emerged on Tuesday sparking a social media outcry. A staff member can be heard saying security are concerned that the boys will shoplift.”
“Apple said the store manager apologised to the boys, who are all black, and their school principal,” The Beeb reports. “In a statement the firm said: ‘Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions. We’ve looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Does the store manager’s apology to the students and Apple’s statement satisfactory or does it leave you wanting/expecting more?
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