Corporate policy allowed store managers to decide whether to place products in locked cases. Walmart said about a dozen of its 4,700 U.S. stores had such a policy in place. The Riverhead Walmart was one of them until local resident Patricia Fulford took on the retail giant in January 2019.
Racism lives, in our town and across the country. It’s time we confront the beliefs we hold in our own hearts and start having some serious conversations, however uncomfortable they may be, about how to bring about the change that’s needed to solve the problems we face — together.
t’s up to all of us to “take a stand” — a stand against hate, a stand against racism, a stand against violence. It’s up to us — you and me — to stem the rising tide of white supremacist, nationalist movements in our midst.