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 Story by Kristine Parks for FOX News

Walgreens was accused of "racial discrimination" by a Democratic lawmaker in Massachusetts after the pharmacy giant closed another location in Boston.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., railed against the "multi-billion-dollar corporation" for their decision to pull out of the predominantly Black and Hispanic neighborhood of Roxbury during a speech on the House floor on Wednesday. It is the fourth Walgreens store to close in Boston in a little over a year.

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"When a Walgreens leaves a neighborhood, they disrupt the entire community and they take with them baby formula, diapers, asthma inhalers, life-saving medications, and, of course, jobs. These closures are not arbitrary and they are not innocent. They are life-threatening acts of racial and economic discrimination," - said Rep. Pressley.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2831525/squad-democrat-pressley-slams-walgreens-for-closing-locations-in-minority-communities-demand-answers/
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When a Walgreens leaves a neighborhood, they disrupt the entire community and they take with them baby formula, diapers, asthma inhalers, life-saving medications, and, of course, jobs.
I think the problem is that Walgreens' visitors from the neighborhood who had no intention of spending money there were taking with them baby formula, diapers, asthma inhalers ... what am I saying? They probably were taking bottles of liquor, mostly.

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She can open her own store now and give out free stuff to her beloved community out of her own pockets.
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She can open her own store now and give out free stuff to her beloved community out of her own pockets.


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She is admitting that Black people are the thieves. But, she is only pissed that they have no place to rob anymore.

According to racist Black radicals, it is fundamentally "racist" to not allow yourself to be robbed by Black people. It is surprising that she would admit all of this so openly.
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She is admitting that Black people are the thieves. But, she is only pissed that they have no place to rob anymore.
Exactly. Seems to me only a bigot would make such an assumption. Oh, wait ...
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I think the problem is that Walgreens' visitors from the neighborhood who had no intention of spending money there were taking with them baby formula, diapers, asthma inhalers ... what am I saying? They probably were taking bottles of liquor, mostly.

And all the Percosets and Vicadin.
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And all the Percosets and Vicadin.

You say that like it is a bad thing. 
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She is admitting that Black people are the thieves. But, she is only pissed that they have no place to rob anymore.

According to racist Black radicals, it is fundamentally "racist" to not allow yourself to be robbed by Black people. It is surprising that she would admit all of this so openly.

Shades of Alvy Singer's father in Annie Hall:  "She's a colored woman, from Harlem!  She has no money! She's got a right to steal from us! After all, who is she gonna steal from if not us?"
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You say that like it is a bad thing.

If I were looting, that is the first shelf I would clean out.
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She is admitting that Black people are the thieves. But, she is only pissed that they have no place to rob anymore.

According to racist Black radicals, it is fundamentally "racist" to not allow yourself to be robbed by Black people. It is surprising that she would admit all of this so openly.

They'll get a cheap mass transit line in there to some wealthy neighborhood to solve that problem.

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Why Walgreens is closing another store in Boston's majority Black and Latino neighborhoods


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ucvXmWxBQo

... lower Medicaid re-imbursement rates, not racism.
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Now, this is not Roxbury, but a CVS in Washington DC. I would hypothesize, however, that this is typical of or perhaps even just an extreme case of a more general problem.




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“The only items in stock are the ones that are locked up. I did ask an employee what gets stolen the most, and they just laughed and said, ‘Everything,'” Sierra Fox added.

Source: https://nypost.com/2023/10/04/thieves-strip-shelves-bare-at-cvs-outlet-in-the-nations-capital/

Pharmacies have become like Gas Stations. Once pretty much a single product oriented store, with a major product and a few snacks and repairs in the case of the gas station, and pharmaceuticals (OTC and prescribed), a few medical supplies, and maybe a soda fountain, they have evolved into convenience stores and something similar in the case of the Pharmacies.
I remember walking into a People's Drug in MD when I was in high school (nearly a half century ago) after visiting a local, more traditional pharmacy through my childhood, and the difference was that of walking into a Modern Supermarket after having shopped at a small country store.

When the Pharmacy can't make enough money on prescriptions to compensate for the losses due to inventory control problems in the rest of the store, something has to be done, and closure is usually the simplest out.
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It's the general Racism-Fascism attitude of the left in full display.

The charge of "racism" leveled at companies like CVS, is an attempt to further government involvement in industry's ability to make the best choices available to them, based on the well-being, growth and financial stability. Instead, we see pushes like DEI-based hiring in all aspects of society, from schoolteachers to pilots and beyond.

The definition of Fascism, as it denotes the relationship between industry and government, being private ownership but full government control of operations, is at the core of Pressley's concerns when she makes the comments as a representative of the Federal government.
 
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