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Manager fired after delivery driver replaced over his skin color

A store manager for a home improvement store in Virginia was fired for replacing a black driver after a customer requested that only a white driver make a delivery for her, WSET-TV reported.

Marcus Bradley told WSET that he was told he could not make a delivery for Lowe's last Monday because of his race.

"I got a phone call telling me to bring the delivery back. Saying that I couldn't do the delivery," Bradley said. "I asked him why I couldn't do it and he said because you're black and they don't want you at the house."

Bradley's co-worker, Alex Brooks, told WSET that he was shocked by the call.

"To me, it just ain't right for a business that we work at to go on with the woman's wishes," Brooks said.

After the incident, Lowe's confirmed the store manager involved had been replaced.

"The situation brought to our attention was troubling and an investigation was immediately undertaken," Lowe's said in a statement. "Under no circumstances should a discriminatory delivery request be honored as it is inconsistent with our diversity and inclusion core values and the request should have been refused."

The customer who allegedly requested the white driver told WSET that she had no regrets about making the request.

"I got a right to have whatever I want and that's it," the unidentified woman said. "I don't feel bad about nothing."

Bradley told WEST that he had no plans to quit his job.

"I mean I gotta work. I'm going to keep going to work like I've always done. But I would think Lowe's would take it into consideration to think about what they're doing next time," he said.