Tim Cook tells Apple employees there’s no room for intolerance after black teens blocked from store

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a controversial incident earlier this week in an Australian Apple Store in which six black teenagers were prevented from entering out of fear they might steal something. In a company-wide email, first obtained by BuzzFeed today, Cook said the incident “does not represent our values” and it is “not a message we would ever want to deliver to a customer or hear ourselves.”

The encounter took place in at the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and the six boys — from Somalia and Sudan — were from nearby Maribyrnong College. After security eyed them approaching the store, an Apple representative curtly told the boys to leave immediately because “they’re [security] just worried you might…

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