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Old 03-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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Icon15 "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now."

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials are reviewing security tapes to try to determine who used a southern New Jersey store's public-address system to tell "all black people" to leave.

On Sunday evening at the Washington Township store, a male voice calmly announced: "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now."

Witnesses told the Courier-Post newspaper that customers and store employees looked stunned. Management later apologized.

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Good grief. Who do they think they are - Denny's???
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:57 AM   #3
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This is not official Wal-Mart policy, Monika. It was probably just one hateful
employee. You should not accuse an entire discount store chain of systematic
racism without any real proof.


I'm sure Monika is aware that it isn't Wal-Mart's policy and her comment about Denny's doesn't mean she's accusing Wal-Mart of racism. You really shouldn't make such claims without some strong evidence to back it up.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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I'm sure Monika is aware that it isn't Wal-Mart's policy and her comment about Denny's doesn't mean she's accusing Wal-Mart of racism. You really shouldn't make such claims without some strong evidence to back it up.
Thank you, Charles! Geez, it was only a joke.
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Thank you, Charles! Geez, it was only a joke.

I thought it was funny.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #6
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This was probably the work of one idiot.


Also Walmart sucks ass. I wouldnt shop there to save my mother's life.
They are nothing but a perfect example of corporate greed.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
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This is not official Wal-Mart policy, Monika. It was probably just one hateful
employee. You should not accuse an entire discount store chain of systematic
racism without any real proof.
Lee, you've got to lighten up and stop calling people out. Monika, or anyone for that matter, has the right to make a joke without getting a lecture.
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Well the way she said it, Janice, it came out like it was a clear blanket
accusation of racism against a company who appears to be a professional
and above board company.


Here's more from that professional and above the board company you like to heap praise on. I love the line highlighted in red, Yeah right.

A Walmart employee with sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor who was fired for using medical marijuana will not be rehired, even though the company says it is "sympathetic" to his condition.


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A Walmart employee with sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor who was fired for using medical marijuana will not be rehired, even though the company says it is "sympathetic" to his condition.

Joseph Casias, 29, was fired in November from a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Mich., after marijuana was detected in a routine drug screening that he underwent after he sprained his knee at work.

Casias, who was the store's 2008 associate of the year, said he legally used marijuana to reduce pain associated with his disease and was never under the influence while at work.

"I gave them everything," Casias told Wzzm13.com. "110 percent every day. Anything they asked me to do, I did. More than they asked me to do. Twelve to 14 hours a day."

Casias, who has been collecting unemployment since his termination, reportedly received a notification this week that Wal-Mart was challenging his eligibility for benefits. But Wal-Mart officials will no longer object to Casias receiving those benefits, company spokesman Greg Rossiter told FoxNews.com.


"This is just an unfortunate situation all around," Rossiter said. "We're sympathetic to Mr. Casias' condition, but like other companies, we have to consider the overall safety of our customers and associates, including Mr. Casias, when making a difficult decision like this."

Asked if Wal-Mart officials were considered offering Casias his job back, Rossiter replied: "No, we're not."

The Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based marijuana advocacy organization, has called for a nationwide boycott of all Walmart stores to protest Casias' termination.

"MPP is asking shoppers to demand that Wal-Mart abandon its discriminatory policy of firing employees who are legal medical marijuana patients under state law," an MPP blog posting read. "We need to send a strong message to Wal-Mart and other businesses in medical marijuana states that it is not acceptable to fire sick people for trying to get better by following their doctor’s recommendation and obeying state law. Marijuana is a legitimate medicine, supported by science and protected by law in 14 states, including Michigan."

Dan Korobkin, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union's Michigan branch, said Wal-Mart's action against Casias is unlawful and "shameful."

"It's illegal to fire somebody for being a medical marijuana patient, and it's also shameful to punish somebody for treating their medical condition in a legal way," Korobkin told FoxNews.com. "As far as I know, Wal-Mart itself sells a lot of over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications."

Korobkin said federal authorities have announced they will not enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized its usage for medicinal purposes, including Michigan, and he's "cautiously optimistic" that Wal-Mart officials will reconsider Casias' termination.

"Wal-Mart is a large corporation, but they don't supersede state laws," he said. "When the voters of the state vote to make the use of medical marijuana legal and protected, that is a law that binds even Wal-Mart."
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we have to consider the overall safety of our customers associates, including Mr. Casias, when making a difficult decision like this."



Here are a few examples of things more likely to happen to me at Wal-Mart than my safety being compromised by an associate with a little pot in his tinkle.

1. Being trampled to death on black Friday
2. Slipping on a wet floor or any object in the aisle
3. Being hit by an item falling from above
4. Being hit in my car or as a pedestrian in the parking lot etc...
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Well the way she said it, Janice, it came out like it was a clear blanket
accusation of racism against a company who appears to be a professional
and above board company. I have shopped at Wal-Marts in Parkersburg
and Ripley, West Virginia and have experienced nothing but professionalism
from the employees I have been in contact with. They do not appear to be the
type of fool that this one idiot at this Wal-Mart in New Jersey apparently is.

I know Monika and other people may not mean to come across as being
harsh or critical, but their sense of humor seems to suggest that sometimes
Stop your whining. If you're going to accuse your fellow members of racism, all I can say to you is to take it elsewhere. It's not welcome at this site. Understand that, Lee. It will not be tolerated. More and more, you're letting things get under your skin, and you're calling people out with your lectures. Stop it. It ends now. Like I said, lighten up.
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What happened to this man is indeed unfortunate, and I agree that this
Wal-Mart store should not have taken this action. And the Wal-Mart chain
needs to change this policy if this is indeed national policy. But using this
story to attack me personally is uncalled for, in my opinion.


You were not attacked and I apologize if you felt that you were. The story was only posted as an example of Wal-Mart's stupid policies.
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If I was in there I would have been laughing so hard while waiting to be escorted out the door-lol
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If I was in there I would have been laughing so hard while waiting to be escorted out the door-lol
How about George Jefferson?
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Nowhere have I actually accused members on here of being racist
themselves. I have simply said some of the humor and the jokes on
here are questionable. I don't know where you are getting the idea
that I am accusing anyone on here of being racist, but it is certainly
not from my own mouth.


I don't think what Janice is saying has anything to do with you accusing people of being racist. She's referring to the way that you tend to attack people for simply voicing their opinion. It makes people angry and some will purposely avoid threads you post in because of it. It comes off as rude.
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