A Consumerist article covers this:
Kmart Warns Spanish Speakers Not to Open Stuff Before They Buy.
It includes a photo of a little handwritten note on a Kmart shelf, written in Spanish, asking customers not to open packages.
Is your first reaction:
A - "I guess in some Spanish-speaking cultures it's normal to open packages and inspect the merchandise before you buy, and some recent immigrants shopping in that store don't yet know that it's a faux pas in the US. Interesting cultural difference."
- or -
B - "That's racist!"
I thought the first. The majority of Consumerist readers seem to think the second. Are they overreacting, or is my white male privilege blinding me to the daily oppression of the Latino shopper?