If a store notices that a product is getting shoplifted over and over and over again, is it wrong to protect that product behind lock and key?
According to Gloria Allred, and her client, yes.
Is this product “spray paint”?
Spray paint has been under lock and key for the longest time, because kids steal it for creating graffiti.
Nope. It’s beauty products that cater to the black community.
What is Walmart to do if these particular items keep finding their way out the door without being paid for? (I say, discontinue the product line. Walmart is not compelled to carry anything in particular. That would be an even more severe penalty than having to ask someone to open the locked case.)
A leftist could say, “lots of stuff is shoplifted from stores, singling out this product is racist!”
Well, a statistician could say, “the fact that we can track a specific shoplifted product back to a certain demographic makes one wonder if that demographic is responsible for most of the shoplifting throughout the store.”
The black products act as an experimental control, to a degree. Compare the theft rate of black products against, I dunno, suntan lotion, and see if the theft rate is anywhere close.
Reality is harsh. Science is mean. Math is racist.
ht/ FDR in Hell