The black community is always under the microscope, especially when shopping in the retail stores. You can always hear someone complaining about an experience with security following them around the store. Well, now there’s a new problem a bit more sinister than the flashlight cop following folks around.
A young black man in Kansas took a pair of shoes back to the mall — where he was probably greeted with the normal “niceties” accompanied with a black person returning an item — when he noticed “unusual” wording on his return receipt. The store, Journeys, had him fill out a return voucher where the “reason for return” must be specified and somehow “Dumb Nigger” is the code for any item brought back by a black person.
Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States of America and yet, since he’s been elected, it seems that the racial attacks against blacks has heightened rather than reflect the unifying Kumbaya moment the world was having the night he was elected. So to those of you who were waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop, it obviously fell in Kansas and Dorothy marked it “returned by a ‘dumb nigger.'”
KMBC-TV Report of Racial Slur on Receipt from Journeys