CVS has fired two employees after a white store manager in Chicago called the police on a black customer and wrongly accused her of using a fake coupon.
“CVS Health does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores,” CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said in a statement provided to USA Today.
“We have firm non-discrimination policies in place to help ensure that all customers are treated with respect and dignity,” he added. “Profiling or any other type of discriminatory behavior is strictly prohibited.”
According to USA Today, the drugstore chain apologized to Camilla Hudson after she shared a video on Facebook of store manager Morry Matson calling the cops over what he alleged to be fraudulent coupons.
The video shows Matson describing Hudson as “African-American.”
“I’m black,” Hudson replied. “Black isn’t a bad word.”
The Hill added:
USA Today reported that Matson also slammed a door in her face and ordered her to leave the store.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that Matson was a state delegate for President Trump’s campaign and is currently running for city alderman.
Matson is also the president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, a group that advocates for LGBT Republicans, the Sun-Times reported, citing his campaign website.