Making Change at Walmart

  • By Evan Henerson

    On the one hand, more big box stores are staying open for Thanksgiving. At the same time, an increasing number of workers are pushing back, protesting having to work on Black Thursday.

    Welcome to Holiday Shop-a-palooza 2017. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone, your tablet and plenty of plastic.


    By Evan Henerson

    Every corporate fat cat needs a watchdog, even the nation’s largest private employer. Especially the nation’s largest private employer.

    Recently, when activists gathered at City Hall in Suffolk, Virginia to speak out against what they considered racially discriminatory practices at a couple of local Walmarts, representatives of the Washington DC-based Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) were right there leading the charge. In this case, MCAW accused the Arkansas-based retail giant of locking up hair care products used primarily by African Americans while white hair care products received no such security measures.