Marcus Bradley, a black delivery driver for Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Danville, Virginia, was told that he couldn’t make a delivery to a woman’s home because she requested that the delivery person not be black, Fox1o reports.
Bradley was already out on the delivery when he got the call from work telling him to turn around.
“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,” Bradley said.
When Bradley returned to the store, he was replaced with a white driver.
Bradley said that he was shocked and disappointment by the incident, but that he doesn’t plan on quitting his job.
“I mean, I thought that Lowe’s would take up for me,” he said.
“I mean, I gotta work…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.”
Fox10 reporters reached out to the woman who demanded a white driver and she doubles down on her racism.
Reporter: “I just want to know your side of the story, whether it’s true or not?”
Customer: “I got a right to have whatever I want and that’s it.”
Reporter: “Do you feel bad about the delivery driver?”
Customer: “No, I don’t feel bad about nothing.”
Lowe’s corporate office confirmed that the store manager who pulled Bradley from the delivery had been fired.
“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,” Lowe’s said in a statement. “The investigation has concluded and the individuals involved are no longer with company.”
Sometimes we forget we’re living in the year 2015.
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