Philadelphia man gets Lowe’s to review their racially charged receipt-checking practice

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June 15, 2018 - 

Lowe’s has decided to suspend its receipt-checking protocol after a Black customer recently complained about being racially profiled. The incident took place at a West Philadelphia store on Memorial Day weekend, reports Philadelphia’s radio station WHYYThe customer, who was identified as Will Mega, grew suspicious when an employee went through all the items on his receipt despite seeing him pay for them at a nearby cash register.

Conducting a social experiment, Mega’s curiosity led him to another Lowe’s location. Upon exiting the store, Mega says he asked whether someone needed to check his receipt. The employee reportedly responded with, “We don’t do that here. This is the white ‘hood.” Visit www.thegrio.com to read the full article. 

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