A black woman in Southern California has filed a lawsuit against Walmart because the retailer locks up products that people steal. These often-shoplifted items happen to be black beauty products, so this woman is crying racism. And she’s crying racism with Gloria Allred as her attorney so you know this lawsuit is extra-frivolous.
Check out the most racist thing that’s ever happened according to KTLA:
Essie Grundy, 43, said she want to a Walmart near her home to purchase a skin cream and noticed that hair products for African American were segregated and she complained. But when an employee said it was a directive from corporate offices…
When she returned to the store to purchase a 48 cent comb, she said she was “shocked” to find that, despite its low cost, the comb was also separated and could only be taken out by a Walmart employee. Grundy said the beauty products for other races were available to customers and were not behind glass.
Grundy said she was accompanied to the cash register by an employee and was not allowed to touch the comb until after she bought it. She claimed that customers of other races were not treated that way.
Without question, if a white person wanted to buy an afro pick, he or she would have been treated the exact same way. Just saying’.
“I just feel that we need to be treated equal. It’s no way that we should be treated … just because of a complexion. We are all human and we deserve to be treated as everyone else,” said Grundy.
Yeah, but what does Gloria Allred think about this?
“That is discrimination in our view. That is second-class citizenship. That is being treated with the utmost disrespect. That’s racial profiling,” said Allred.
Racial profiling? This is locking up products that people steal all the time. If black people frequently steal this stuff, that’s on them. A retailer has a right to protect its inventory from theft.
In fact, Walmart issued a statement that they have added security on many products like electronics, medications, and yes even beauty products. The decision on which products to protect is based on actual shoplifting data. If something gets stolen a lot, the individual stores take steps to reduce the level of theft for those things. Again, if anyone is to blame, it’s the people stealing this shit.
Many places lock up items that get ripped off and it has nothing to do with race. Most hardware stores in the Los Angeles area keep spray paint in a locked case. Most drug stores keep the Sudafed behind the counter. You will never see handguns in clamshell packaging hanging on the shelf.
Essie Grundy’s lawsuit against Walmart is seeking unspecified damages, which is a nice way of saying Gloria Allred is trying to shake down this company. The woman can’t prove that she is victimized by this policy, nor can she claim any actual damages. She and her unscrupulous lawyer are hoping Walmart would rather pay out a big settlement rather than going to trial.