PERRIS, Calif. (FOX 11/CNS) - Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference Friday with a Perris mother who claims she was discriminated against because of her race by a Walmart in California.
Allred claims her client, Essie Grundy, tried to purchase a beauty product used by black women, and found that such products were segregated and kept behind locked glass, while beauty products for other races were easily available to customers.
Video taken by another woman inside the Perris Walmart was shared on Twitter where it has racked up more than one million views.
y'all please come look at this pic.twitter.com/SoyuFUm2wr— Auntie (@AuntieOG_) January 23, 2018
A spokesperson for Walmart responded in a statement that says in part, "We're sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products are subject to additional security. Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis using data supporting the need for the heightened measures."