Publix has disavowed racism and expressed its commitment to diversity among its more than 220,000 employees. “Like you, I’m saddened and unsettled by any racial injustice or events that divide our country,” wrote CEO Todd Jones in a letter to staff.
But the company said employees are only allowed to wear approved face coverings — and that didn’t leave room for Black Lives Matter masks.
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