A Walmart store in Perris, California, has been sued for “racism” after putting all of its “African American” cosmetics and accessories behind a locked glass pane after suffering massive shoplifting losses—but leaving products for whites on an open shelf.
According to a CBS Los Angeles report, the suit was launched by a black woman, Essie Grundy, who said that the store’s policy made her feel like she was being treated “like a thief.”
Walmart says additional security is implemented on a store-by-store basis and only when needed.
Al the cosmetics for blacks in the store were locked behind a glass case, even the $0.48 comb that Grundy was going to buy. Even after a store employee helped her get what she needed, she was escorted directly to the registers.
“I felt that I was being treated as a person who might be a thief,” Grundy said.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred, said during a press conference assembled to announce the suit, that such a practice perpetuates the stereotype that blacks “should be suspected of being thieves and criminals.”
A Walmart representative told media that cosmetics, as well as many other groups of goods, require additional security, which is implemented on a store-by-store basis, only when needed and ensured that the decisions are made based on data that the company gets from its respective stores.
In addition to an apology, Allred said they were 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.
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.”
In other words, Walmart has identified black cosmetics as being particularly vulnerable to shoplifting, and has taken measures to prevent stock loss.
Obviously only blacks are stealing the cosmetics—but the anti-white nature of the establishment now seeks to blame “white racism” for a company simply trying to cut down losses from black criminality.
Whites are, as the establishment has decided, always to blame for anything that nonwhites do.