Privileged Whiteness. Lululemon, and Murder Of "Privileged" Jayna Murray By Black Fellow Employee Brittany Norwood
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I think you have to be a subscriber to read 'Privileged white wellness': Lululemon corporate employees speak out on the culture of racial insensitivity, by Bethany Biron and Caroline Hroncich,  July 2, 2021, at Business Insider, but there's a long Twitter thread here with most of the whining.

The chief complaints are that lululemon is racially insensitive because after the death (they say murder) of George Floyd, the corporate people didn't want to support the rioters by saying "Black Lives Matter" but "All Lives Matter."

The idea of saying "All Lives Matter" horrified staff members of color:



No, it wasn't a traumatic experience. A traumatic experience is what white lululemon employee Jayna Murray, right, went through in March of 2011, when she was murdered by black lululemon employee, Brittany Norwood, left. Novelist Daniel Stashower, reviewing a true crime book about it in the Washington Post, said that

The drama began with an after-hours confrontation between Norwood and Murray, two sales clerks at the luxury yoga store, apparently triggered by Norwood’s attempt to steal a pair of yoga pants. The clash somehow escalated into a mind-numbing frenzy of violence during which Norwood bludgeoned, choked and stabbed her co-worker to death, using at least five different weapons and inflicting 331 separate wounds.

Stashower only mentioned the racial issue in the seventh paragraph of the review, saying

Morse also presents an effective portrait of the two families whose lives were destroyed by the crime. It speaks volumes when Jayna Murray’s mother, walking through her murdered daughter’s apartment, can’t bring herself to throw away an empty can of Diet Dr Pepper. The author gives equal sympathy to the close-knit Norwood family, caught between their horror over the crime and their unconditional love for Brittany. At one stage Brittany’s brother Chris refuses to be caught “playing the race card” (the Norwoods are black, and the victim was white) in a drama that could easily have been reduced to the dismissive shorthand of black-on-white crime. [emphasis added] “It’s not race,” he insists, even as he struggles to make sense of the charges against his sister. “I’m not saying that” [‘The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing’ by Dan Morse, November 29, 2013].

Well, it wasn't about race when police arrested Norwood and charged her with murder, but it was about race when a black woman caught stealing murdered her co-worker with incredible savagery [Lululemon victim was alive through most of beating, by Andrea Noble, Washington Times, October 26, 2011].

MurderPedia has more details of the crime. Norwood, after committing the murder, tied herself up and said two men in ski masks had done the deed, also raping her and Murray, but leaving no physical evidence.

After the murder, she tied herself up, and waited with the dead body until the next morning, when she told the story of the imaginary men who'd attacked her and Murray.

According to

After interviewing Norwood at the hospital, authorities learned two men in black ski masks had followed the women inside the store and then beat and sexually assaulted them. According to Norwood, the masked men also used racial slurs during her assault. But as detectives dug deeper into Norwood's account, they realized her story didn't completely add up.

"It's just this little voice in the back of my head. Something's just not right," Ruvin told "The Price of Duty." "The way Brittany's describing these two guys — they're racist, they're rapists, they're robbers, they're murderers — it's like the worst human being that you could possibly describe, right?" 

The fact that the men would leave Norwood alive with only a few injuries after inflicting 331 beating, cutting, stabbing and choking wounds on Murray didn't make sense. In addition, the men only used tools found in the store during the attack — they hadn't brought any weapons of their own. Ruvin believed Norwood's story sounded "just too crazy to be true." 

"It doesn't say two crazy people off the street. That screams an inside job," said Ruvin.

And of course my point is that employees of color at lululemon are not in a good moral position to object to their corporation saying "All Lives Matter," but thanks to the MSM, they probably don't know that.

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