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NAACP: Banking industry rife with incidents of financial racism

A pair of high profile incidents has once again highlighted concerns over financial-related racism.

One involved a Black TikTok star who says he was turned away from a Pennsylvania bank when he went in to have a check validated. And earlier this year, film director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber when he attempted to withdraw $10,000 from his account at a bank near Atlanta.

Kiana Maria Sears, president of Arizona’s East Valley NAACP, says occurrences like those aren’t rare in the financial services industry.

The Show spoke with her to learn about racism in the banking and financial services industries.

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