If Rosa Parks Got a Manicure

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Jimmy A. Bell, a Bowie (Maryland) lawyer (pictured at right), has sued a Maryland nail salon for charging him $2 more for a manicure/pedicure than his female companion was charged.  He alleges “gender-based price discrimination.”  A copy of Mr. Bell’s complaint is here.

Mr. Bell’s complaint asserts that his case “mirrors the case of Rosa Parks in that Ms. Parks paid the same price for unequal treatment because of her race and Mr. Bell received unequal treatment for an unequal price because of his sex” (emphasis added). 


Bell has requested over $200,000 in damages and a jury trial.

WaPo has more here.

H/T Ralph Stein

-Bridget Crawford

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