Duluth Store Sparks Controversy with MLK Day Sale

Updated: 01/21/2014 7:09 AM
Created: 01/20/2014 9:08 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

KSTP's sister station WDIO reports a downtown Duluth business is causing controversy after holding a sale on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

According to the report, Global Village posted a sign on their door Monday offering 25 percent off all black-colored merchandise for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Many have taken to the store's Facebook page to complain about the promotion.

The store's owner, Rachel Mock, says she didn't mean to offend anyone. She says the sale was intended as a celebration of the civil rights hero.

Mock offered an apology to anyone offended by the sale, but stood by the promotion.

She says this is the 4th year the store has had this sale, but it's the first time people have taken issue with it.

Photo: Courtesy of WDIO

Minneapolis/St. Paul

25° | 14°
  • Feels like: 18° F
  • Wind: WSW 3mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Fri More clouds than sun
    26° | 18°
  • Sat Cloudy
    30° | 22°
  • Sun Snow showers developing in the afternoon
    32° | 18°
  • Mon Showers
    34° | 23°