Korean Woman Sues CVS For $1 Million Over Racist Receipt

by
Owen Poindexter
Hyun Lee was picking up photos at a CVS in Egg Harbor City, NJ but the most memorable image was a line of text on the receipt: an employee had identified her as "Ching Chong Lee." Now Lee is suing CVS for a million dollars.


A CVS employee may have gotten his whole store in trouble with a racist receipt. IMAGE: Susan Chana Lask via Twitter

Hyun Lee, a Korean woman, was picking up photos at a CVS in Egg Harbor City, NJ but the most memorable image she got was a line of text on the receipt: an employee had identified her as "Ching Chong Lee." Now Lee is suing CVS for a million dollars.

According to Hyn Lee's attorney, Susan Chana Lask, Lee complained to CVS, who replied that the worker would be "counseled and trained."

"Store counseling cannot correct intolerable discrimination," Lask said in a written statement, who is demanding that the worker be fired.

Discrimination and stereotyping should be weeded out, mocked and punished wherever it is. That said, if Lee gets anywhere close to that $1 million she is asking for, I'd dare say this entire experience will have been worth it for her.

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