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White Minneapolis Man Loses His Office Lease For ‘Racially Profiling’ Black Men Inside A Gym

The incident occurred on Tuesday inside a building on Lagoon Avenue in Minneapolis. It came a day after the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

In the video, Tom Austin, the managing partner of F2 Group questioned the black entrepreneurs using the gym in a building of which they were all tenants. “I’m Tom Austin,” the man says in the video. “I’m a tenant in the building. Are you?” The men in the group responded that they are all tenants.

Austin demands to know which office they work in. They told him they don’t have to tell him. Then he says he’s going to call 911 but ended up calling the building manager who confirmed the men have a lease in the building.

In an Instagram post, the men accused Austin of “racial profiling and age discrimination.”

Speaking with the Tribune, Austin said his actions led to his company losing its lease in the building. “Should have handled it differently,” he said in an email to the Tribune. “Not my job to have done anything.”

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White Minneapolis man loses his office lease for 'racially profiling' black entrepreneurs inside a gym The incident occurred on Tuesday inside a building on Lagoon Avenue in Minneapolis. It came a day after the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer. In the video, Tom Austin, the managing partner of F2 Group questioned the black entrepreneurs using the gym in a building of which they were all tenants. “I’m Tom Austin,” the man says in the video. “I’m a tenant in the building. Are you?” The men in the group responded that they are all tenants. Austin demands to know which office they work in. They told him they don’t have to tell him. Then he says he’s going to call 911 but ended up calling the building manager who confirmed the men have a lease in the building. In an Instagram post, the men accused Austin of “racial profiling and age discrimination.” Speaking with the Tribune, Austin said his actions led to his company losing its lease in the building. “Should have handled it differently,” he said in an email to the Tribune. “Not my job to have done anything.”

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