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Woman files lawsuit against Walmart for keeping some items behind glass

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(Meredith/CNN/CBS LA) – A California woman says she’s filing a racial discrimination lawsuit against Walmart.

Essie Grundy said she went to a Walmart in Perris, California to buy beauty products used by African Americans, only to discover they were locked behind glass doors.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Grundy wanted a 49-cent comb, which was secured behind glass.

“I originally got the product from the Walmart in Riverside. It was such a good product, I wanted to introduce it to my older children,” Grundy told CBS LA. "They didn’t have any more at the original Walmart that I got it from, so I went to my neighborhood one, and that’s when I noticed all of the African American products was locked up under lock and key.”

Grundy, who is a mother of five children, said she feels like she, her family, and other African Americans are being treated like potential thieves and criminals.

She said she asked the manager to change the policy, but the manager refused, CBS LA reported.

Grundy’s attorney, Gloria Allred, is hoping to have a court injunction filed against Walmart and an apology issued by the company.

According to CBS LA, Walmart has “previously responded to such claims, which they say are false and offensive.” The company has pointed out that some products are targeted more frequently than others, like baby formula and razors.


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