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The Daily Show Helps Black People Avoid Racial Profiling in Stores

To help make Black Friday easier for shoppers, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams offered some helpful hints on how to get in the store easily. Chief amongst them? “Don’t be black.” Yep, Williams tackled racial profiling in department stores and had some truly unique and bizarre advice for black people trying to avoid racial profiling while shopping.

Suggestion number one: don’t shop at big stores alone. As Williams explained, “Everybody knows you’re supposed to bring your white friend when you go to a place like that!”

Suggestion number two: announce your intentions at the outset. As in, “Hey, everybody, my name is Jessica Williams and I intend to buy a pack of gum!”

Other suggestions ranged from making friends with security to “hire a middle-aged white lady as your personal shopper” and put a hidden camera in a neck brace.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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