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Why Philly men who say Lowe’s racially profiled them are urging a boycott

July 7, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Will Mega already got Lowe’s to suspend its policy of checking receipts when customers leave inner-city stores — a policy he calls racist given that it happened to him in West Philadelphia, but when he went to a different, suburban Lowe’s store, he was told they didn’t take such precautions in the “white hood.”

But, that’s not enough for Mega, or for Eric Franks, a Philadelphia firefighter who said he and his brother were called the “n-word” by a staffer at the very same Lowe’s, off of North 52nd Street in the ParkWest Town Center shopping complex.

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