Walmart to stop blocking multicultural hair products in stores

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Walmart will no longer place multicultural hair products behind locked cases, although the practice is only in effect at a dozen of its stores, the retail giant said on Wednesday.

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“[W]We made the decision to no longer put these items in cases, ”a Walmart spokesperson told Tori Mason of CBS Denver, who previously posted a video made by a black woman noting that only certain hair products were locked up in a Walmart store.

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“White privilege extends to hair care products as well, apparently,” the woman said in the video.

“As a retailer serving millions of diverse customers every day, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination. Like other retailers, the cases were put in place to deter shoplifters from certain products such as electronics, automobiles, cosmetics and other personal care products, ”a spokesperson said. from Walmart in a statement.

The ruling will apply to hair and beauty products.

President and CEO of Walmart Doug McMillon called the death of George floyd during a “tragic, painful and unacceptable” police custody last week.

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“It is important that we all understand that our problems, as a nation, run far deeper than a horrific event,” McMillon said. noted. “The pain we feel reminds us of the need to support each other and come together. Until we, as a nation, face and deal with these harsh realities, we will never get the best of what we can be. “

Customers shop at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

FOX Business’s claim to Walmart was not immediately returned.

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