Loser of the Week: Racist Walmart Guy

Kim Conte
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thumbs downWhen I originally conceived of the idea of a "Loser of the Week" feature, I thought it would be a place where I could rant weekly about John Mayer. But as it turns out, there's tons of other people who do stupid loser things on a daily basis.

Jesse James was definitely a candidate for this week's Loser Award. But because we yet don't know if the cheating allegations are true, I'm instead bestowing the honor to the guy at a South Jersey Wal-Mart who used the PA system to announce, "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now."

It's unknown whether the male voice belonged to a Wal-Mart employee or a customer. Regardless, management later apologized for the racial announcement. Customers, however, are upset by the incident with some even threatening to boycott the retailer.

There's a simple lesson here that I hope we can all learn from: Don't want to be named "Loser of the Week?" Don't make racist statements.

What did you think of the Wal-Mart racial announcement? A harmless prank or serious issue?

 

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