Kroger...racist?

Kroger...racist?

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    Kroger...racist?

    Shoppers calling Georgia Kroger's newest security efforts 'racist'.

    https://wgxa.tv/news/local/shoppers-...Vaxxd4uKrDzWB4
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    Quote Originally Posted by flintlock62 View Post
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    It does now...sorry about that.
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    I didn't see 'racist' in the story, but I get the jist of what's said.

    Uuhh.... lets see, those partitions looked pretty good to secure, say, a flash-mob...maybe. Certainly if theft is a problem Kroger has every right to curb that as best they can.

    If you feel victimized by those measures, I'm sure Safeway, Public's, or Wally World would love your business. Money, and where you spend it, talks.
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    I’d bet that a lot of their customers are used to being confined to small spaces for lengthy periods of time, so this should not be too big of a shock for them
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    Only 1 entrance? Surprised it passed fire code.
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    The security measures apply to all shoppers, thats not racist.
    I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
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    And when Kroger closes a poorly-performing store in a bad neighborhood, that is considered racist, too.
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    They aren't the only chain that does this. I've seen it in Walmart stores located in high crime areas. Sad but it makes sense to me. Race has nothing to do with it. It's about loss prevention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    I didn't see 'racist' in the story, but I get the jist of what's said.
    Except for the headline itself and the first quote in the story (second line).

    Nonetheless, if a business is experiencing losses, they should be expected to take steps to minimize their losses. As mentioned in an earlier response, these measures apply to everyone shopping in the store, not just a particular group of people.


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    If you think a store taking security measures discriminates against you, IMHO, you are self-identifying as being someone they need to take security measures against. And even if I'm wrong about that, you have a solution: Shop elsewhere. Kroger is not a public utility.
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    I can unequivocally say that I would not shop in that store. I do not say that because the installation is or might be racist. My reasons much less complicated. I would not shop in a store that limited my access to and from certain parts of the store for safety reasons. I do not wan to be restricted in case of fire, natural disaster, and even more importantly an ACTIVE SHOOTER.
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    First thing I saw was they got the story from “CNN Newsource”. That’s a dead giveaway right there.
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    One local Walmart (we have 5 in-town) has a bunch of stuff in locked cabinets, high theft items, mostly black personal care items. The key is high theft. If that happens to be items specifically for the unique needs of black folk, so be it. BTW, my favorite daughter-in-law is black. It is what it is. Same with most black homocides are caused by blacks. Same with most crimes commited by blacks. And I have a number of black friends. So pull the racist card on me, I just grin.
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    No different than a jewelry store where one has to be buzzed in. If it passes a fire marshal inspection, it's good to go.
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