On a Sunday evening people of all races were shopping at the Walmart's in New Jersey, when they heard on the store announcements, all black people are to leave the store. Does it remind anyone of the 60's in the south? Do people see what year it is or have only the black race managed to see that this is 2010? Blacks complained to management, who in turn contacted the local police department in Washington Township. Police then opened an investigation with the county prosecutor's office. "The incident is being investigated by both law enforcement agencies as a suspected bias intimidation crime," officials told the press as stated in The Daily Voice Black America's daily news source. Walmart's corporate office was also upset by the call for all black people to leave the New Jersey Walmart store, and said that is was bad negative publicity. It appears to me that Walmart's is more concern with the negative publicity then what really happened. If this did not make the media, would Walmart's be concerned about this? One has to ask?
Two Black South Jersey women are boycotting Walmart at this time while this incident is being investigated. The Officials at Walmarts are looking at security tapes to find out who the person was that made the call over the speaker for all black people to leave Walmarts. Maybe if Walmarts felt this nationally they would not just view it as negative publicity but really see how this announcement made black people reflect on the past and what has become the normal in this society that we call the United States.
I think that now is the time for a call of action for Black Americans, we need to be responsible for our purchases and where we make them and for the schooling of our children. Don't forget the University of California. http://aapov.blogspot.com/2010/03/universirty-of-california-campus-has.html It is time for Black Americans to buy our own stores and not over price them so that we cannot afford to shop in them. We can be our own Walmarts. It is time for us to form our own schools, and encourage our students today, to become the Doctor's, Nurses, and teachers that are needed. We need to reflex on our history and put aside the little differences that stand between us, such as social status, religion, the different hues of our skin and make a stand for ourselves to be true to ourselves. We are a strong people and we call do all things that are of a benefit for our people.
If you were in the Walmarts at the time this announcement was made how would you feel? If your family or friends were there, how would you feel? Could you continue to support a business that at any time can call an announcement for you to leave? This is a question for you to ask yourself.