Walmart is being sued by Essie Grundy for discrimination after the retailer allegedly placed African-American hair products inside a locked case, while similar products marketed to non-black folks were easily available.
Famed attorney Gloria Allred is representing the California woman and they held an afternoon news conference Friday.
“It was something I had to stand up for,” said Grundy. “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.”
— Joy Benedict (@joybenedict) January 26, 2018
Grundy said she was discriminated against at a Walmart located at 1800 N. Perris Blvd. in Perris on Jan. 12. According to her lawsuit, when she went inside the store to buy beauty products she was startled to find the items used by African-Americans “segregated” and monitored by security cameras.
The mother of five also claims she was not allowed to touch the lotion she wanted to buy until she purchased it. Grundy felt …read more
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