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Activists threaten to sue after black man was asked to leave Kirkland yogurt shop

Byron Ragland, was labeled as an “unwanted subject” and was asked to leave a Menchie’s yogurt shop in Kirkland, while working as an advocate of the courts during a supervised visit between a mother and her 12 year old son on November 13th. Ragland talks about the incident on November 20th at the Menchie’s yogurt shop where the incident occurred. At right is Gerald Hankerson, President
Seattle King County NAACP. 208544

The store was closed on Tuesday, with its door displaying a page-long apology and promising to improved training for its employees.  WATCH

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