Black people continue to be criminalized for just being in the U.S. of A.
A California woman says she is suing Walmart for discrimination after saying that the mega retailer locked its African-American hair and skin products behind glass at a California store. Moreover, the woman said, she was walked to a register by an employee to pay for her products once she chose them.
Famed attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference Friday, saying she was representing Essie Grundy of Perris, Calif.
“It was something I had to stand up for,” said Grundy, according to NBC 4 Los Angeles. “I would like the glass to go down, and for things to go back to the way it was, where it’s not segregated and everything is where everyone can get what they need.”
Grundy said she went into a Walmart on Jan. 12 to buy beauty products and saw that the black beauty items were locked behind glass.
Adding insult to injury, said the mother of five, she was not allowed to touch the product until an employee came, got the product out and then accompanied her to a register to pay.
Grundy said she complained to the employee, w...