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2020-07-02 8:21:34 AM  
I immediattly thought of how amazing Eddie Murphy's White Like Me skit was on SNL.

"Just take what you want Mr. White, pay us back anytime, or don't we don't care"
 
2020-07-02 10:04:25 AM  
2018

oldnewssoexciting.jpg

We even had a long ass thread about it.
 
2020-07-02 10:07:05 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I immediattly thought of how amazing Eddie Murphy's White Like Me skit was on SNL.

"Just take what you want Mr. White, pay us back anytime, or don't we don't care"


In before "Eddie Murphy in whiteface is racist! Why don't the libs have a problem with that?"
 
2020-07-02 10:08:20 AM  
I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers. But calling the cops?
 
2020-07-02 10:09:17 AM  
My favorite part:

Michigan resident Sauntore Thomas recently reached an agreement with a bank over a racial discrimination lawsuit he filed this year after a teller refused to deposit his checks.
In January, he'd gone to a TCF Bank branch in Livonia to open a savings account and deposit checks from a settlement in a racial discrimination case against his former employer. He had a checking account at the bank.
A bank employee asked how he got the money, and called the police to report that he was attempting to deposit fraudulent checks, the lawsuit said. Four police officers arrived and questioned him.


JFC.
 
2020-07-02 10:10:35 AM  

MindStalker: I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers. But calling the cops?


For a paranoid person, it's nice to have armed muscle in the building.  The aliens won't dare probe you when the boys in blue are right there.  The security guards aren't fun anymore, and they've heard all the excuses.
 
2020-07-02 10:10:38 AM  

MindStalker: I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers. But calling the cops?


Actually Bank procedures are all over the place and completely random and unpredictable
Since there controlled by the federal government it should not be that unpredictable.
 
2020-07-02 10:11:31 AM  

kendelrio: 2018

oldnewssoexciting.jpg

We even had a long ass thread about it.


I almost said "AGAIN"?
 
2020-07-02 10:12:07 AM  
1. Teller is obviously an idiot
2. Join a credit union instead of a bank
3. There's a new thing called direct deposit, it's convenient
4. Bank tellers are obsolete, I have no use for them
 
2020-07-02 10:17:34 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I immediattly thought of how amazing Eddie Murphy's White Like Me skit was on SNL.

"Just take what you want Mr. White, pay us back anytime, or don't we don't care"


That sketch was pure brilliance.

"Slowly, I began to realize that when white people are alone, they give things to each other for free."
 
2020-07-02 10:24:57 AM  
Stop resisting!
Stop resisting!
Stop resisting while black!

Cash a check?
Buy a car?
Instant knee on your neck!

Standing up?
Sitting down?
Put some poison in your cup!

Stop existing!
Stop existing!
Stop existing while black!

Want a job?
Buy a house?
Beaten by an angry mob!

Go on a date?
Stand around?
Prepare to meet your fate!

Stop existing!
Stop existing!
Stop existing while black!
 
2020-07-02 10:26:31 AM  
"It was highly embarrassing," McCowns said at the time. "The person who made that phone call - that manager, that teller - whoever made that phone call, I feel as though they were judging."

You don't need to soft-peddle it. You were detained, handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser. You absolutely WERE being "profiled."
 
2020-07-02 10:29:25 AM  
"I have a customer here -- he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"

He just happened to be black

JFC this article was race bait.
 
2020-07-02 10:29:55 AM  

kendelrio: 2018

oldnewssoexciting.jpg

We even had a long ass thread about it.


We need to hit people over the head with this story until it knocks some sense into them.
 
2020-07-02 10:30:59 AM  
I have had this problem as a white person at Chase and I even have several accounts, a mortgage, and a car loan there.  That would suck to be treated like that everywhere.  Maybe we should tear down some more statues instead of arresting people that do this type of stuff.
 
2020-07-02 10:31:13 AM  

UNC_Samurai: kendelrio: 2018

oldnewssoexciting.jpg

We even had a long ass thread about it.

We need to hit people over the head with this story until it knocks some sense into them.


Exhibit A: See the post immediately above mine.
 
2020-07-02 10:31:35 AM  

waxbeans: MindStalker: I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers. But calling the cops?

Actually Bank procedures are all over the place and completely random and unpredictable
Since there controlled by the federal government it should not be that unpredictable.


I'm currently in the midst of legal action against my former bank, for refusal of service/termination of services without cause (note: not American or black, and regulations may be different where you live). I can at least attest that banks pretty much make up the rules as they go along. They are regulated only as to what they can do with your money, not how they treat you.

My case is similar to this one: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/​a​s-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.477153​3/td-bank-must-pay-montrealer-76k-afte​r-closing-his-accounts-with-no-explana​tion-1.4771539

Only I never sent any money anywhere. All I did was have my regular paycheck deposited for a few decades, and the usual amount of withdrawals. Been going at them for a year.
 
2020-07-02 10:34:03 AM  
The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.


There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.
 
2020-07-02 10:37:53 AM  

MindStalker: I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers.


Banks have computers and can validate the money while I wait, just like the gas pump does.

Saying a check hold is anything but kiting by the bank in 2020 is bullshiat.
 
2020-07-02 10:40:47 AM  
"What a silly negro"

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2020-07-02 10:41:06 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I immediattly thought of how amazing Eddie Murphy's White Like Me skit was on SNL.

"Just take what you want Mr. White, pay us back anytime, or don't we don't care"


That shiat is gold
 
2020-07-02 10:41:12 AM  
This isn't "some" minorities experience, this is just a day ending in "Y".
You need a check cashed, you go right to the branch it was drawn on. That can often stop some of the BS, but you will still likely have a problem.
In my experience, Wells Fargo is the worst. Never had the cops called, but it usually takes one or more managers making a scene and a lot of phone calls before they will do it, if not a complete flat refusal to honor their own instrument once they determine it is legit.
 
2020-07-02 10:44:10 AM  

A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.


It doesn't specify the bank manager's race. I assume he's white but might not be.

Managing one group of drivers, we had to make it clear racial sluts were not acceptable on the job. One driver was very offended at the n-word being used by another and made a complaint. Both drivers were African-American.
 
2020-07-02 10:47:40 AM  

Boojum2k: A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

It doesn't specify the bank manager's race. I assume he's white but might not be.

Managing one group of drivers, we had to make it clear racial sluts were not acceptable on the job. One driver was very offended at the n-word being used by another and made a complaint. Both drivers were African-American.


Personally, I like sluts of ALL races.
 
2020-07-02 10:48:08 AM  
Bought a vehicle a few months back from a very awesome Latino man. Due to the amount involved we used a bank verified/certified/whatever casheers check from my bank.

We had to cycle through three banks and spend four hours trying to find one that would even look at the check! Our bank was befuddled on what the problem was. My wife and I didn't figure out what was wrong until we went into a bank with the gentleman.

Turns out they didn't trust him and thought it was a fake check until we showed up with him (Yup, you can guess our skin color).

I felt terrible, and still do. This sucks.
 
2020-07-02 10:50:58 AM  
Ahhh they just keep coming out of the woodwork. Nice job 2020
 
2020-07-02 10:52:52 AM  
We need to end qualified immunity for bank tellers and their managers.
 
2020-07-02 10:52:52 AM  
I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"
 
2020-07-02 10:53:38 AM  

kendelrio: Boojum2k: A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

It doesn't specify the bank manager's race. I assume he's white but might not be.

Managing one group of drivers, we had to make it clear racial sluts were not acceptable on the job. One driver was very offended at the n-word being used by another and made a complaint. Both drivers were African-American.

Personally, I like sluts of ALL races.


Autocarrot or fat-fingered tiny mobile keyboard. I include autocarrot because it tried to change fat-fingered to fat-robert for no reason whatsoever.
 
2020-07-02 10:55:44 AM  
Part of the institutional problem is that there are a lot of really strict anti-terrorist banking laws, many of which amount to "if you aren't sure it's legit, deny the transaction", and require a judgement call of the bank employee.  Of course, racists are always "not sure" that a transaction from a minority is legit, and since they are taught to use their personal judgement, they feel free to randomly deny minorities service.  In fact, the bank employee would probably get in more trouble to allow a questionable transaction through than to deny one for racist reasons.  So the default is deny.
 
2020-07-02 10:56:26 AM  

p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"


True, but it looks like that was bullshiat.
 
2020-07-02 10:56:58 AM  

p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"


But it wasn't true...  The police called his employer and verified everything was good.  Assuming that the teller actually said "it doesn't match our records" then I'd have to ask what farking records?  The bank doesn't have records on a check until after it's cashed unless they are spying on people as they write them...
 
2020-07-02 10:57:34 AM  

A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.


I don't get it.  I might slip out "nipple" or "fat"  or "package" or any other of those sorts of words.  Because those words are the Freudian tongue-slips that people have, when they let their thoughts come out.  Is it possible that there are a lot of racist white people who think the n-word on a frequent basis?
 
2020-07-02 11:02:50 AM  

Marcos P: "What a silly negro"

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John Bolton....
 
2020-07-02 11:04:41 AM  

rebelyell2006: A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

I don't get it.  I might slip out "nipple" or "fat"  or "package" or any other of those sorts of words.  Because those words are the Freudian tongue-slips that people have, when they let their thoughts come out.  Is it possible that there are a lot of racist white people who think the n-word on a frequent basis?


Yup.  I am positive that some white people have to actively mentally censor themselves constantly to stop saying the N word in particular.

The problem is, unless they screw up, people who harbor racist thoughts are often very difficult to identify.
 
2020-07-02 11:07:10 AM  

Steakzilla: p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"

But it wasn't true...  The police called his employer and verified everything was good.  Assuming that the teller actually said "it doesn't match our records" then I'd have to ask what farking records?  The bank doesn't have records on a check until after it's cashed unless they are spying on people as they write them...


A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.


I mean, how does that even work? Just typing away on a computer and then he just screams "N*bong*!" or what? Surprised the asshole didn't claim Tourrette's.
 
2020-07-02 11:18:36 AM  
I ain't sayin' it's right but it's good to be white.  Back in the way-before, I switched banks and they put a hold my first paycheck.  I could understand if they held a big personal check from Rory B. Bellows written to "cash" but not a payroll check from a local bank.  I went in and complained.  The funds were immediately released with apologies and assurances that future paychecks would not be held.  Years later, I went into a branch of a bank that bought that bank with my first 5 figure check.  I was directed to a personal banker who suggested I meet her single friend.
 
2020-07-02 11:31:13 AM  

gunga galunga: Sorelian's Ghost: I immediattly thought of how amazing Eddie Murphy's White Like Me skit was on SNL.

"Just take what you want Mr. White, pay us back anytime, or don't we don't care"

In before "Eddie Murphy in whiteface is racist! Why don't the libs have a problem with that?"


I'll take a stab at deflecting their fire.  Blackface is lowbrow, juvenile, disgusting entertainment for racists.  The SNL skit was very sharp and targeted satire of a very real and specific issue beyond general racism:  white privilege.

There, now they can flame me instead of you, maybe.
 
2020-07-02 11:33:17 AM  
Not enough racist news to fit their current narrative, so they're digging up stories from years ago?
 
2020-07-02 11:33:55 AM  
I once had a rather large check to deposit in my personal bank account.  Teller tells me there would be a 10 day hold.  This was not good because I needed that money like now.  I asked if I could speak with a manager(no not like Karen).  We chatted for a couple minutes and then he did some typing on his computer and cleared the funds right there and then.  I was shocked and appreciative.

What?  Yes I'm white why do you ask?
 
2020-07-02 11:36:32 AM  

Steakzilla: p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"

But it wasn't true...  The police called his employer and verified everything was good.  Assuming that the teller actually said "it doesn't match our records" then I'd have to ask what farking records?  The bank doesn't have records on a check until after it's cashed unless they are spying on people as they write them...


Exactly.  It's preprogrammed prevarication because that teller doesn't understand or want to admit what they were really doing:  assuming that someone with dark skin is a criminal.

I don't understand the circumstances that would make one try to cash a check at a bank that is neither the issuer nor a place where you hold an account (assuming that you have one, as an employed person, lack of which may account for some of it since plenty of people don't have a bank account).  It always makes them squirrely and throw up red tape.  They know they're on the hook for that money if you are passing a fake check, so they don't want to do it.  A lot of banks simply won't under any circumstances.

But calling the police on the assumption that it's fraudulent based on circumstances alone?  THAT'S racism, pure and simple.  Simply refusing, citing policy, and sending him on his way would have been what happened to a white person in that situation.
 
2020-07-02 11:45:31 AM  

MindStalker: I get holding onto the check for 2 days to make sure its valid. Banks do this all the time for new customers. But calling the cops?


I work for a licensed check casher in New Jersey. This is why we manage to stay in business. If the check is unfamiliar or unusually large, we always attempt to contact the maker to verify that it is valid. If this is one of those 'work form home in your spare time,' 'be a secret shopper' or 'get paid to put advertising on your car' scams or if the check is fraudulent for another reason we don't try to play policeman.

Fraudulent checks are confiscated. If the customer demands the return of the check they are advised that we will do so in the presence of a police officer. We won't contact the police ourselves. They have (or should have) better things to do with their time.

You can't start giving yourself airs when you make your money at 2 cents on the dollar or less.
 
2020-07-02 12:01:50 PM  

OldJames: 1. Teller is obviously an idiot
2. Join a credit union instead of a bank
3. There's a new thing called direct deposit, it's convenient
4. Bank tellers are obsolete, I have no use for them


But without bank tellers who will try to get me to open an account when I need to get a roll of quarters to do my laundry?
 
2020-07-02 12:26:08 PM  
Guess that bank needs to do some "don't refer to the customer using an appalling slur right in front of the customer" classes or something.

You can THINK racist shiat and nobody can do anything about it.

Maybe just keep your stupid trap shut and you can keep your job. Save the appalling racism for when you get home and you're telling your wife about this __________ at work who tried to cash a check and amazingly enough, turned out it was legit. Damndest thing. A ________ with a good check.
 
2020-07-02 12:33:10 PM  
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2020-07-02 12:39:56 PM  

Geotpf: rebelyell2006: A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

I don't get it.  I might slip out "nipple" or "fat"  or "package" or any other of those sorts of words.  Because those words are the Freudian tongue-slips that people have, when they let their thoughts come out.  Is it possible that there are a lot of racist white people who think the n-word on a frequent basis?

Yup.  I am positive that some white people have to actively mentally censor themselves constantly to stop saying the N word in particular.

The problem is, unless they screw up, people who harbor racist thoughts are often very difficult to identify.


Exactly. Y'all stand around fearing the occasional black man? I'm surrounded by white people. Every single day. And every single day, I have to try to discern who is friendly, and who is hostile. Who is genuine, and who is fake. Who I might accidently piss off. Which Karen to avoid. Which Karen finds my braids "offensive." Which white male employer thinks I'm stupid.

I interviewed for a job at a classic rock station 20 years ago. He heard my aircheck, and like my Fark handle, probably thought I was white. I show up in his office. He's friendly enough. Then he says, "but I'm not sure how you'd fit in here." He heard my aircheck. He called me in for an interview. And yet he says that.

Y'all don't know. Y'all have no farking idea. You have never grasped just how truly insidious institutional racism is. I spent a career relegated to nights, and weekends. Even when I worked in television news. If I had been a white woman? Sheeeeeet.

Come up with all the excuses you want. Rationalize the incidents away. Tell me I wasn't that good, I don't care. But if any of you think for a farking minute that you couldn't possibly be racist because you've never used the "n" word, think again.

Racism is learned. We need to start at the elementary level with the easy shiat, and by the time they get to middle and high school, hit em hard. Make them pay attention. Learn what to say and not to say. And then go out and make the world a better place.
 
2020-07-02 12:53:05 PM  

puffy999: Steakzilla: p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"

But it wasn't true...  The police called his employer and verified everything was good.  Assuming that the teller actually said "it doesn't match our records" then I'd have to ask what farking records?  The bank doesn't have records on a check until after it's cashed unless they are spying on people as they write them...

A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

I mean, how does that even work? Just typing away on a computer and then he just screams "N*bong*!" or what? Surprised the asshole didn't claim Tourrette's.


He might have said "wow, a rich n-w*rd" or something to that extent.
 
2020-07-02 12:58:33 PM  

puffy999: Steakzilla: p51d007: I don't care what color you are, IF what the bank person that called 911 said, was true, then
the police SHOULD have been called.  But, because this person was black, everyone has to
get all up in arms.

he's not our customer, actually. He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,"

But it wasn't true...  The police called his employer and verified everything was good.  Assuming that the teller actually said "it doesn't match our records" then I'd have to ask what farking records?  The bank doesn't have records on a check until after it's cashed unless they are spying on people as they write them...

A'isha P.: The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

...

The branch manager apologized, saying he did not mean it and describing it as "a slip of the tongue," Watson said.

There's an awful lot of white people who "accidentally" through "a slip of the tongue" say the n-word.

I mean, how does that even work? Just typing away on a computer and then he just screams "N*bong*!" or what? Surprised the asshole didn't claim Tourrette's.


Maybe he was thinking about people who annoy him and meant to say nagger.
 
2020-07-02 1:00:03 PM  

Geotpf: The problem is, unless they screw up, people who harbor racist thoughts are often very difficult to identify.


They can think all of the racist thoughts they want. It's only when they share them and when they act upon them that those thoughts become a problem for others.
 
2020-07-02 1:07:41 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Geotpf: The problem is, unless they screw up, people who harbor racist thoughts are often very difficult to identify.

They can think all of the racist thoughts they want. It's only when they share them and when they act upon them that those thoughts become a problem for others.


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