Woman Sues Walmart for Locking Up African-American Beauty Products

A California woman, Essie Grundy, filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging racial discrimination after going into the store to buy a product and discovering it was stored under lock and key.

Why? NOT Because people commonly steal this item. No, it was “RACISM”!

Grundy starts out her grungy cry fest by teaming with eager leftist bottom feeder Glory Allred to share her story by holding a press conference.

Essie Grundy told reporters at a news conference Friday she has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant after asking for assistance to buy a 49-cent comb, which was among several products secured in a glass casing at the Perris store.

“I originally got the product from the Walmart in Riverside…and it was such a good product, I wanted to introduce it to my older children,” said Grundy. “They didn’t have anymore at the original Walmart that I got it from, so I went to my neighborhood one, and that’s when I noticed all of the African-American products was locked up under lock and key.”

According to Grundy, she was “shocked” by the policy and asked a store manager to have it changed, but was refused.

The only thing most people are gathering from this picture is that sometimes among small demographics, there is a small grain of truth to ethnic stereotypes.


For the life of me I can't figure out why these ‘woke' social justice type warriors are bringing national attention to this.

1) They only do this in stores when theft data indicates certain products are being stolen at high levels

2) This is actual tangible proof for some racist folks to go screaming that “See, blacks are more likely to steal!” instead of taking this in the context that this is just reflective of a few stores scattered throughout the country

3) Would it be racist to have traditionally “white women” hair products behind lock and key? Is it “anti-human” to put products purchased by every ethnicity i.e. electronics behind lock and key?

According to most outraged social justice warriors on Twitter, the answer is well, moronic…

So okay, you look at it from the liberal activist's perspective, “America still has many race relation problems and tensions are high!”

What is going to make it better? Banning all retailers from locking up products commonly associated with ethnic minorities? Really?! While bringing in hundreds of thousands of people from poor, crime-ridden 3rd world countries?

That is a recipe designed to send race relations in America back 50 years. And it is all the Left's doing. Ironic, right?

Because this is exactly what they are trying to do through this lawsuit and countless other similar measures.

According to Grundy, she was “shocked” by the policy and asked a store manager to have it changed, but was refused.

Similar complaints have been made in the past by groups such as Making Change At Walmart, which calls the policy a “discriminatory practice”.

Several videos posted to social media have taken aim at similar policies in other retail stores.

In addition to an apology, Grundy’s attorney Gloria Allred said they’re hoping to have a court injunction to halt Walmart’s practice of locking up products.

Walmart has previously responded to such claims – which they say are “false and offensive” – by pointing out some products are more frequently targeted by shoplifters, including baby formula and razors.

This is the statement Walmart has released in response to this latest lawsuit.

In a statement, Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson said while the company does not discriminate, it will review Grundy’s complaint.

He noted that some products are locked or kept under tighter security, suggesting they are more at risk of theft.

“We’re sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products are subject to additional security,” he said.

“Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis using data supporting the need for heightened measures.

“While we’ve yet to review a complaint, we take this situation seriously and look forward to addressing it with the court.”

Using data to determine store policies? The outrage! Am I right?!

Overall I do believe many big conglomerates are evil and the work of the devil himself, but in this instance, I fail to see what Walmart has done wrong.

It will be interesting to see in the coming months and years how this case and others like it continue to play out on the national stage.

Source: CBS Local




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