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Walmart Is Ending This Racist Policy In Some Of Their Stores

Walmart will be ending its practice of locking up beauty products for Black people behind glass cases.

The retail giant announced the news this week, amid the uproar of racial inequality.

Criticism for Walmart‘s practice was heightened and most have said that the practice of putting those products behind cases is a form of racial targeting.

Previously, Walmart had stated that certain products were locked up because they were more likely to be stolen.

“As a retailer serving millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” Lorenzo Lopez, a Walmart spokesman, shared with press in an email. “We’re sensitive to the issue and understand the concerns raised by our customers and members of the community and have made the decision to discontinue placing multicultural hair care and beauty products — a practice in place in about a dozen of our 4,700 stores nationwide — in locked cases.”

The end of the practice follows a lawsuit in which a woman sued Walmart because products were locked behind the case, and pointed out the discrimination practice.

If you didn’t see, watch this video of Matthew McConaughey having the uncomfortable conversations you also need to have about Black Lives Matter.

Walmart Exec Reveals People Are Buying More Tops, But Not Bottoms, for Working at Home

It looks like people are more worried about what they’re wearing from the waist up while working from home!

Walmart reports that people are buying more tops, but not bottoms, to prepare for working from home amid the current health crisis. Everyone has to make sure they are ready for this video meetings!

“We’re seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms,” Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs Dan Bartlett told Yahoo Finance. “So, people who are concerned, obviously, from the waist up.”

“These behaviors are going to continue to change and evolve as people get accustomed to this new lifestyle, if you will,” he added.

Walmart has also seen an increase in sales in home entertainment items like DVDs and arts and crafts items. The data is all from U.S. sales.

Walmart Super Bowl Commercial 2020: Famous Visitors Shop at the Store!

All sorts of famous characters are taking advantage of Walmart‘s Pickup services!

The superstore released their Super Bowl commercial promoting their curbside pickup service.

In the commercial, characters from all over the galaxy including Buzzlight Year, the Looney Tunes, and Legos come to pick up their groceries.

Also included in the commercial are the aliens from the 2016 movie Arrival starring Amy Adams and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

But unfortunately, R2D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars got lost on their way to Walmart.

Walmart Super Bowl 2020 Commercial Embraces People Helping Each Other - Watch

Walmart is all about coming together.

The superstore just released their Super Bowl Commercial that aired during the big game.

This year’s uplifting commercial promotes people all across America coming together to help each other.

Being in thousands of different towns across America, Walmart is happy to call of these places “home.”

“We don’t just see United States, we see united towns,” the voiceover says.

You can check out all of the other Super Bowl Commercials that aired during the big game here!

Watch the commercial now!

Walmart Issues Apology After Racial Slur Appears on Website

Walmart is apologizing after a third-party vendor used a derogatory term to describe an item on their website.

Comedian Travon Free and New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay both tweeted about the product and how it is completely unacceptable to use such language.

“We are very sorry and appalled that this third party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace,” Walmart released on Twitter. “It is a clear violation of our policy, and has been removed, and we are investigating the seller to determine how this could have happened.”

The language is unacceptable, so we have not attached a photo of the description.