Walmart Will Stop Locking Up Black Hair Care Products In Stores

  • For a long time, Walmart has been criticized for keeping Black and multicultural hair care and beauty products behind lock and key in certain stores. That practice will stop now. 
  • Walmart said the locked products were only in 12 of the store's 4,700 locations but the outrage of the implied meaning has reached a new high over the last few weeks. Many African-Americans thought the items being locked up was a sign that they were more likely to be stolen.
  • In the meantime, other hair and beauty products remained on unlocked shelves.
  • A Walmart spokesperson said, “As a retailer serving millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. 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."
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