Oh, the world we live in.
A deliveryman for a Lowe’s store in Virginia, named Marcus Bradley, was taken off of his route earlier this week because a white customer did not want black people to deliver to her home.
“I got a phone call on the phone telling me to bring the delivery back, saying that I couldn’t do the delivery,” Marcus Bradley said to says to Fox 10. “I asked him why I couldn’t do it, and he said because you’re black, and they don’t want you at the house.”
The women who requested this asked to remain anonymous and says she doesn’t feel bad for asking for what she wanted. “I got a right to have whatever I want and that’s it,” the woman said. “No, I don’t feel bad about nothing.”
Bradley said he was hurt by the situation, but even more hurt that his company didn’t defend him as an employee. Despite the situation, he will remain with the company. “I mean, I gotta work,” he said.
“I’m going to keep going to work like I’ve always done. But I would think Lowe’s would take it into consideration to think about what they’re doing next time.”
Later, reports surfaced that the Virginia Lowe’s let go of the manager who made the call. The company released a statement saying:
“The situation brought to our attention was troubling and an investigation was immediately undertaken. Under no circumstances should a discriminatory delivery request be honored as it is inconsistent with our diversity and inclusion core values and the request should have been refused.”
Should Bradley have stayed with Lowe’s?
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