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spokenword73
May 16th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:confused:

The following e-mail was sent to me today from a coworker:

I went to my neighborhood CVS store to personally see for myself if the news reports of this national drug store profiling African-Americans by placing anti-theft devices on only Black hair care products were valid. After arriving at this store, I looked at both expensive and none expensive White hair products and I found NO anti-theft devices. I then looked on the boxes of both expensive and not expensive Black hair care products. What I found was shocking! ONLY Black hair care products had anti-theft devices on them.


I immediately went to the store management and asked why did only the Black hair products have these devices? The store manager looked like a 'deer caught in the headlights of an approaching car.' He said White hair products also had the anti-theft devices. I asked him to please walk to the aisle with me and show me the White hair care products which had these anti-theft devices and he refused to escort me to the aisle and show me. Also, he was not able to tell me of any White hair care products which had the anti-theft devices on them! I immediately turned in my CVS cards and respectfully told this manger I would NEVER shop in this store. I told him that I would inform all of my family, friends and Internet friends of this. I am now keeping my promise to inform each of you of this dirty, hidden, secret ploy of this national drug store CVS.


I hope each of you inform your friends, family and Internet contacts and stay clear of this national store.

"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2006, 02:56 PM
of course, here in france too, only black people steal.

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 03:00 PM
This sounds like urban legend bullshit. I can see a store doing that with Black people products, but they'd be more clever about it.

tonythetiger
May 16th, 2006, 03:00 PM
of course, here in france too, only black people steal.

Are you trying to be funny or were you born an idiot?

Spokenword, good for you for standing your ground and being a difference maker. CVS is now off my list.

Infiniti2001
May 16th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Who goes to CVS to buy hair products anyway?? Sallys and many black owned businesses have better prices :eek: To me their stuff is more expensive than other pharmacies as well . I personally believe that Walgreens the corner store :lol: is much better. In fact they do much better here in Florida :shrug:
To answer your question and emphatic NO. While businesses are busy protecting their merchandise from black folk, some whites clean them out and it's a fact :lol:

spokenword73
May 16th, 2006, 03:04 PM
This sounds like urban legend bullshit. I can see a store doing that with Black people products, but they'd be more clever about it.

Below is CVS' response. I could not find original link.

http://www.losspreventionblog.com/2006/04/racial_profiling_in_eas_taggin.html

griffin
May 16th, 2006, 03:07 PM
I'm also voting for urban legend. There are always anti-theft thingies in the red hair coloring I get.

Aquanetta
May 16th, 2006, 03:14 PM
This sounds like urban legend bullshit.

Me, too. I'll put this CVS composition next to:

Subject: FWD: Tommy Hilfiger hates us...
Did you see the recent Oprah Winfrey show on which Tommy Hilfiger was a guest? Oprah asked Hilfiger if his alleged statements about people of color were true - he's been accused of saying things such as "If I had known that African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians would buy my clothes, I would not have made them so nice," and "I wish those people would not buy my clothes - they were made for upper-class whites." What did he say when Oprah asked him if he said these things? He said "Yes." Oprah immediately asked Hilfiger to leave her show.

Now, let's give Hilfiger what he's asked for - let's not buy his clothes. Boycott! Please - pass this message along.

"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Are you trying to be funny or were you born an idiot?

.

obviously i was just joking, but yes, i was born an idiot tiger.

"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2006, 03:21 PM
:confused:

The following e-mail was sent to me today from a coworker:

I went to my neighborhood CVS store to personally see for myself if the news reports of this national drug store profiling African-Americans by placing anti-theft devices on only Black hair care products were valid. After arriving at this store, I looked at both expensive and none expensive White hair products and I found NO anti-theft devices. I then looked on the boxes of both expensive and not expensive Black hair care products. What I found was shocking! ONLY Black hair care products had anti-theft devices on them.


I immediately went to the store management and asked why did only the Black hair products have these devices? The store manager looked like a 'deer caught in the headlights of an approaching car.' He said White hair products also had the anti-theft devices. I asked him to please walk to the aisle with me and show me the White hair care products which had these anti-theft devices and he refused to escort me to the aisle and show me. Also, he was not able to tell me of any White hair care products which had the anti-theft devices on them! I immediately turned in my CVS cards and respectfully told this manger I would NEVER shop in this store. I told him that I would inform all of my family, friends and Internet friends of this. I am now keeping my promise to inform each of you of this dirty, hidden, secret ploy of this national drug store CVS.


I hope each of you inform your friends, family and Internet contacts and stay clear of this national store.

How about this, black guys, you steal the white hair care products and sell them to white guys, and white guys you steal the black hair care products (since they wont believe you actually are stealing when the alarm goes off) and sell the products to the white guys.

LoveFifteen
May 16th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Are you trying to be funny or were you born an idiot?

Spokenword, good for you for standing your ground and being a difference maker. CVS is now off my list.

Don't mark CVS off your list, you dumbass. This story is total bullshit.

People will believe anything they read! :o

SelesFan70
May 16th, 2006, 05:04 PM
Don't mark CVS off your list, you dumbass. This story is total bullshit.

People will believe anything they read! :o

Well, it's posted on the Internet, right? :spit:

spokenword73
May 16th, 2006, 05:46 PM
CVS has already admitted they do tag "ethnic" and "non-ethnic" items. So how is it an urban legion? Face it folks, unfortunately racial profiling is alive and well.
:(

Aquanetta
May 16th, 2006, 06:10 PM
CVS has already admitted they do tag "ethnic" and "non-ethnic" items. So how is it an urban legion? Face it folks, unfortunately racial profiling is alive and well. :(

Where exactly did CVS do that? The Loss Prevention Blog you referenced could be fake as well. This is the down side of the internet; a faux source can make things up and people are quick to believe because they appear to be convincingly real.

griffin
May 16th, 2006, 06:16 PM
CVS has already admitted they do tag "ethnic" and "non-ethnic" items. So how is it an urban legion? Face it folks, unfortunately racial profiling is alive and well.
:(

If they're tagging BOTH were's the profiling?

And since you clearly missed my post, big white me purchases hair dye with white girls on the boxes that ARE tagged - so I not only don't buy this hooey about "I went into CVS and only the "ethnic" hair product was tagged" I know for a fact it's bullshit.

Racial profiling IS alive and well, but hyping bogus and easily discounted stories about it makes it harder to get people to take real profiling incedents seriously.

spokenword73
May 16th, 2006, 06:27 PM
If they're tagging BOTH were's the profiling?

And since you clearly missed my post, big white me purchases hair dye with white girls on the boxes that ARE tagged - so I not only don't buy this hooey about "I went into CVS and only the "ethnic" hair product was tagged" I know for a fact it's bullshit.

Racial profiling IS alive and well, but hyping bogus and easily discounted stories about it makes it harder to get people to take real profiling incedents seriously.

Okay. Please tell me how you know ethnic products at CVS in Inglewood California are not tagged?


IF this story is true, I find this story easy to believe because, as I said racial profiling happens all the time...like the difference between the interest rates black people and white people get when buying cars, houses, etc. Denny's does it, so do a number of department stores. CVS doing it, follows a well established pattern. Ah, the comforts of denial.:o

griffin
May 16th, 2006, 06:45 PM
If you personally know this coworker, and ask them if they themselves actually walked into their CVS and made this discovery - as opposed to just forwarding something from someone THEY know - I will believe that a CVS in Inglewood is profiling.

That does not make it a chain policy ( "dirty, hidden, secret ploy of this national drug store CVS. ") and it runs contrary to actual experience elsewhere.

Posting bullshit also follows a well-established pattern.

spokenword73
May 16th, 2006, 06:49 PM
If you personally know this coworker, and ask them if they themselves actually walked into their CVS and made this discovery - as opposed to just forwarding something from someone THEY know - I will believe that a CVS in Inglewood is profiling.

That does not make it a chain policy ( "dirty, hidden, secret ploy of this national drug store CVS. ") and it runs contrary to actual experience elsewhere.

Posting bullshit also follows a well-established pattern.

I will ask her.

However, if a store calling itself CVS is profiling, then they are most
likely doing it with corporate blessings, thus making it a national issue.

Racial profiling exists because those who are not victims, "can't believe it."

This attitude emboldens the perpertrators. It's a darn shame.

GrandSlam05
May 16th, 2006, 07:00 PM
SW73, to answer your question, no. I had a good chicano friend when I was a kid and he stole like it was goin' outta style. Can't blame it all on the black folk.

miffedmax
May 16th, 2006, 07:08 PM
SW73, to answer your question, no. I had a good chicano friend when I was a kid and he stole like it was goin' outta style. Can't blame it all on the black folk.

And you could never tell from the photos that Ken Lay is African-American.

GrandSlam05
May 16th, 2006, 07:10 PM
And you could never tell from the photos that Ken Lay is African-American.
Ken Lay was black, but he suffered from vitiligo and therefore looks like a white dude.

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Remember that urban legend that was something like the owner of Church's Fried Chicken didn't want Black people reproducing so they were putting saltpeter in the chicken? I swear, I didn't see a Church's Fried Chicken for years after that, or Jack-in-the-Box was using horsemeat. I didn't see any Jack-in-the-Box for a long time after that. I guess what I'm saying is, I need direct, credible proof before I boycott something on a rumor, and use some common sense. My dad was telling me after the first Clinton inaugeration that some friend of a friend at church was a secret service agent and that Hillary had had a lesbian orgy at the whitehouse the night of the event. I mean, I just looked at him and said, "do you really believe that." Hillary may very well be a lesbian, but I really don't believe she had an orgy that evening either. Racial profiling is still part of our society, but I'm not boycotting CVS without better proof than this!