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Has anyone else read about the inappropriate announcement that was made over the PA at a Walmart store Sunday night? Apparently a male voice came over the PA and said, "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now." There are people talking about boycotting Walmart to make sure this never happens again. I know this is a controversial subject and terrible things happened in the past. But why do people have to wear their feelings on their sleeve and take everything to such unnecessary levels. I could completely understand being upset if after that announcement the black people were escorted out of the store but it was a prank, definitely done in bad taste but a prank none the less. Walmart is not responsible for it, it is not their opinion. I am one of the least prejudice persons there is but I am just tired of all of the minority issues becoming bigger than they need to be.

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Has anyone else read about the inappropriate announcement that was made over the PA at a Walmart store Sunday night? Apparently a male voice came over the PA and said, "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now." There are people talking about boycotting Walmart to make sure this never happens again. I know this is a controversial subject and terrible things happened in the past. But why do people have to wear their feelings on their sleeve and take everything to such unnecessary levels. I could completely understand being upset if after that announcement the black people were escorted out of the store but it was a prank, definitely done in bad taste but a prank none the less. Walmart is not responsible for it, it is not their opinion. I am one of the least prejudice persons there is but I am just tired of all of the minority issues becoming bigger than they need to be.

I totally agree with you. Who's to say it wasn't a former employee who knew how to use the intercom system and decided to play a joke. I know that the phone in the paint dept. is NEVER monitored because it takes me 20 minutes to get help if I need it. Does anybody really think that a current store employee would do that? And even if they did, how is Walmart responsible?

 

We were at the one on 41 in Acworth right after Christmas and someone was on the intercom making monster noises, growling and snarling. It was stupid and annoying and a PRANK.

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I think this country has lost its sense of humor. Noone can take a joke. They have to get their panties in a wad in hopes of making the news and being on T.V. and being famous for their five minutes. People need to stop living like that and loosen up.

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I don't see one thing funny about that. Sounds like they need to have their phones where people can't get to them. I think it's just another example of the disrespect that people are showing for one another.

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I dont think its funny, but I'm tired of it all. I wouldnt boycott a store if some moron came over the loud speaker saying that all blondes must exit now. If it keeps getting blown out of proportion, it will never go away. Unfortunatley, only time can fix the horrible things that have happened in the past.

 

I don't see one thing funny about that. Sounds like they need to have their phones where people can't get to them. I think it's just another example of the disrespect that people are showing for one another.

 

 

It isnt funny, but Wal Mart didnt do it. If someone robs Chase Bank, do we boycott them for having that person in there?

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Store phones should NOT be in plain sight.

 

Where do you suggest they put them? I mean lets blame the store for not hiding the phones and not the moron that used them when they shouldn't have. That makes sense.

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I didn't say anything about boycotting the store. I shop there occasionally and will continue to do so. It just shouldn't be so easy for the "morons" to get to the intercom system. It's not the store's fault that "morons" do the things they do.

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Where do you suggest they put them? I mean lets blame the store for not hiding the phones and not the moron that used them when they shouldn't have. That makes sense.

 

 

I agree. People need to be held accountable for their OWN actions, not the actions of others. Lets not blame the victim (Walmart) who was basically vandalized.

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I didn't say anything about boycotting the store. I shop there occasionally and will continue to do so. It just shouldn't be so easy for the "morons" to get to the intercom system. It's not the store's fault that "morons" do the things they do.

 

 

I believe the discussion was about people going overboard and boycotting the store, maybe I missed something. We dont blame the victims of other crimes, and we shouldnt in this case either. If a woman gets assaulted walking home from college at night, we dont blame her for not driving. 100% of the blame needs to go to the criminal.

 

Besides, who knows, maybe the person who did it was black---jsut to get a rise out of people. Ya never know.

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Where do you suggest they put them? I mean lets blame the store for not hiding the phones and not the moron that used them when they shouldn't have. That makes sense.

 

 

I agree. If there were a true emergency (medical or say a missing child) I would want phones all over the store in order to use the intercom to alert shoppers or to call 911. Wal-mart should not have to hide all the phones.

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I picked up the phone/intercom and one time asked for an associate to come where I was because I waited over 20 minutes for the person that WAS suppose to be working the area. I didn't care, I wanted help...

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I picked up the phone/intercom and one time asked for an associate to come where I was because I waited over 20 minutes for the person that WAS suppose to be working the area. I didn't care, I wanted help...

:clapping: :good: I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to do that, but got too scared! :pardon:

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If it is a racism thing, I can think of many places needing to be boycotted, and those cover all different races, not just one. Yet, people still run to them. Maybe we just need to boycott human contact! Humans tend to be stupid sometimes and do really ignorant things. In order to avoid anyone ever being offended by anything, we just need to avoid ALL human contact and lock ourselves in bubbles more than we already do.

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If it is a racism thing, I can think of many places needing to be boycotted, and those cover all different races, not just one. Yet, people still run to them. Maybe we just need to boycott human contact! Humans tend to be stupid sometimes and do really ignorant things. In order to avoid anyone ever being offended by anything, we just need to avoid ALL human contact and lock ourselves in bubbles more than we already do.

 

I already got mine picked out, it's a light blue with eggshell trim and only 75% opacity so people can see in but not real clearly...

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Good thing they didn't yell....... INS - Border Patrol or even flash a badge.... ninja.gif drinks.gif pardon.gif

 

 

OMG! I know I shouldn't laugh but rofl.gif

 

Where do you suggest they put them? I mean lets blame the store for not hiding the phones and not the moron that used them when they shouldn't have. That makes sense.

 

 

agree!

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Police: Arrest in NJ Walmart racial comment case

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – An arrest has been made in the case of a racial comment being made over the public-address system at a Walmart store in southern New Jersey, police said.

 

The Washington Township Police Department said on its Web site early Saturday that an arrest has been made in a "bias incident" at the retail store. The posting said police and Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office will announce the arrest at a midday news conference...

 

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