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A Black real estate agent wanted to show a house to Black clients. They ended up handcuffed at gunpoint.

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Michigan real-estate agent Eric Brown wanted to show his client Roy Thorne, and Thorne’s 15-year-old son, a house on August 1. All three of them are Black.

The showing ended with all of them in handcuffs, with guns pointed at them, Grand Rapids’ WOOD-TV reported. A neighbor had called the police to report that someone had broken into the house that Brown was authorized to show. Brown told WOOD-TV and The New York Times that it was clearly racial profiling, while Thorne said it was “a little traumatizing.”

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