Rep. Pressley Accuses Walgreens of Racism for Closing Stores in Areas Overrun by Theft

‘Shame on you Walgreens!’


PRESSLEY: "Mr. Speaker, Walgreens is planning to close yet another pharmacy in the Massachusetts 7th. This time on Warren Street in Roxbury, a community that is 85 percent black and Latino. This closure is a part of a larger trend of abandoning low income communities like the previous closures in Mattapan and Hyde Park, both in the Massachusetts 7th. When a Walgreens leaves a neighborhood they disrupt the entire community and they take them -- 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.”


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