Toys R Us = Racist

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  1. kronos

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two black shoppers have sued Toys "R" Us saying they were subjected to racial discrimination and unjustified scrutiny at a store in New York.

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    Patricia Drayton and Valerie Kirk said in the lawsuit that the store in The Bronx, a borough of New York City, discriminated against them by asking them to show their sales receipts. The suit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday.

    Drayton said in the lawsuit that she was stopped by a security guard at the door of the store and asked to show her receipt. After refusing to do so, she was made to wait while the employee checked with a cashier to see if she had purchased the merchandise, the lawsuit said.

    According to court documents, Kirk was told by a man working at the story that Toys "R" Us's policy required that she show her receipt to him prior to leaving the story. Kirk said in the suit that she refused to comply and was banned from shopping there.

    The lawsuit said black shoppers are subjected to compulsory inspection of their sales receipts while white shoppers are not.

    The women are asking the court to give the suit class action status to represent all black shoppers who have been subjected to the same procedures by Toys "R" Us.

    Metro One, which provides loss prevention services to retail stores, and several people employed by the two companies are also being sued by the women.

    They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages of at least $200 million each on behalf of the class.

    Representatives for Toys "R" Us and Metro One were not available for comment.

    Toys "R" Us, the country's second-largest toy retailer, is owned by a consortium that includes Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Vornado Realty Trust.

    The company still reports its financial performance because some of its bonds are publicly traded.

    (Additional reporting by Justin Grant)
     
  2. Cobalt Agent

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    To think that they asked to see a receipt. Just like being lynched.
     
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    Is there anyway to comment on this without sounding racist?
     
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    Whiners. Everybody is asked to show a receipt from time to time.
     
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    :::beeeooooppp::: paging Al Sharpton::::beeeoooopppp::: paging Al Sharpton, discrimination in the barbie aisle.


    Everything is a lawsuit. I should have sued when Wal-mart accused me of stealing dvds from them.
     
  6. wavelength

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    she was just asking to get in the papers by not showing her reciept. it could of been just a bad joke by the guard, and if she had a braincell, you show the damn reciept if you do not want to be held up and scrutinised further. also, this is a 200 cents not 200 million dollar case, if it is even a case
     
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    Yeah, we get asked to show reciepts and we don't complain.
    You'd think taht they'd get tired of using the race card(not to sound racist)
    "Oh noes! Captain RaceCard is out of PP for this move!!!"
     
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    Wow, maybe I should sue them for making me leave my backpack at the front desk.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. They're just using the race card as an excuse to sue. Greed is the only motivation here. Disgusting money-grab.


    That's what they want you to think.
     
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    A few months ago at Toys R Us, I paid for a Godzilla figure, then ran back to check on the Ben 10 stuff before I left.

    A lady asked to see my receipt as I walked to the door the second time.

    I missed my chance to sue!
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    They're sexist. I'm suing.
     
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    They might have a case if the guard just let 300 white people out the door in a row without checking anyone, and then only stopped them, but they couldn't possibly know if that was the case.
     
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    They are racist. You ever see more than one Lando figure at a time?
     
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    Shit, I used to be asked to show my receipt damn near everywhere I went when I was younger - I'd get followed around the store by security guards too.

    I should have sued them.
     
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    Since TRU hasn't commented I'm sure there is a hell of a lot more to the story.

    Pulling the Race card FTL. I get asked to show my receipt all the damn time.
     
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    Bestbuy has the same "show your receipt" policy. Of course they were stopped; they refused to begin with, which shows suspicion.
     
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    Is there a way to say "black" without someone calling you racist?
    "hey, can you pass me the black-"
    "RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!"
     
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    The term is African-American! :throw 
     

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