• Walmart facing discrimination lawsuit for allegedly locking up African-American products


    A California woman is suing Walmart for discrimination.

    Plaintiff Essie Grundy shot video at a store in Perris, California, that shows products used by African-Americans locked up behind glass.

    Grundy claims beauty products for other races were not and are easily available to customers.


    She said a store associate unlocked the case, removed the lotion she wanted, relocked the case, then accompanied her to the cash register.

    "I was angry, sad, frustrated, and humiliated all at the same time," Grundy said. "It was so emotional, it's hard to describe."

    Grundy, who is being represented by Gloria Allred, said she noticed a 48-cent comb was locked up too.

    Walmart is responding to the lawsuit, saying in part, "We're sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products...are subject to additional security. Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis."



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