Walmart said the locked products were only in 12 of the store’s 4,700 locations stating, “Like other retailers, the cases were put in place to deter shoplifters from some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products.” A Walmart spokesperson said, “As a retailer serving millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”
The first of several George Floyd memorial services will take place Thursday at 2pm EST with the Reverend Al Sharpton delivering a national eulogy from North Central University’s Frank J. Linguist Sanctuary in Minneapolis.
This article from CNN.com has me so so emotional. We’ve got to solve this!
Millions of Americans shrugged off their fear of the coronavirus this holiday weekend when they flocked to crowded beaches, lakes and restaurants. But there is another type of contagion that still keeps some of White America paralyzed: Fear of black men in public spaces.
Why this fear of black men persists
CNN writer, John Blake explains, “This fear of black men doesn’t just spring from racism. It’s psychological. There is a body of work in literature and psychology that speaks to a historical tradition where some white people — white men, in particular — project the primal aggressions that they refuse to see in themselves onto black people.” (Source CNN.com)
Thanks to Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia, the only Southern state to ban natural hair discrimination, joins California, New York and New Jersey. (Source: Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell)
Meanwhile in Michigan, Democratic State Rep. Sarah Anthony, introduced a bill to prevent hair discrimination in July of 2019. However, Anthony’s bill was sent to the state legislature’s House Government Operations committee. Anthony said this is where “bills go and die,” and explains that the “disappointing part is listening to colleagues who don’t understand the purpose of the legislation. It’s frustrating for me who hears the stories all the time” Anthony said she will l fight for the bill as long as she is a state representative.” (Source:lansingstatejournal.com)