Black Couple Suing Costco After Manager Called 911 and Accused Them of Robberyby Greater Diversity News November 14, 2018 0 comments
Bahri told reporters that she asked him, “Did you call the police on us saying we were shoplifting?” And his response was, “You fit the bill. African-American male and female, and your wife is carrying a blue purse.”
Since the incident, the manager nor Costco’s head office has issued a public apology to the couple. But Costco did release a statement denying their guilt by saying that “law enforcement, not Costco, made the decision to execute the stop… Its staff communicated to a patrol officer that it had not found reason to detain the Wallaces.”
Sadly, this seems to reflect Costco’s overall commitment to diversity, inclusion, and fairness as a company. According to Diversity Inc, the company is led by a predominantly male executive leadership team that includes one woman, one Latino and one man of Middle Eastern-descent. Even worse, Costco has never participated in DiversityInc‘s Top 50 Companies for Diversity competition.