04 August 2009

Garnier Fructis and Racial Discrimination

Thanks to a link provided by DPrincess28 on her beauty blog, Protecting Your Crown and Glory, I just found out that L'Oreal was found guilty of racial discrimination in a French court. They put out the word to their recruitment arm that only white French people born of white French parents were to be hired to sell their Garnier Fructis products.

Normally, I don't pay much attention to the politics that supposedly govern certain companies. For me, only two things matter: the price of the product and the effectiveness. However, I am torn on this issue. Garnier Fructis products work very well on my daughters' hair, but I don't want to give money to a company that obviously doesn't want black women selling or using their products. I don't want to waste money trying out product after product to find something else that works as well as Garnier Fructis, either. I almost wish I hadn't read the article :-(.
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