Exxon Complaint - Racial Profiling and Discrimination at Exxon
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Exxon today refused to sell me alcohol with my government issued residence card, stating that it's "company policy" not to accept residence cards as a valid proof of age. Considering that sate law states that this is a perfectly valid form of identification, this company policy causes me to bring the ethics and morals of Exxon into question. This seems like just another form of racial profiling and discrimination.
Texas state law on this topic can be found here: http://www.tabc. state. tx. us/enforcement/age_verification.asp
It states the following:
Texas state law does not require that a person over 21 provide any identification to purchase alcohol in Texas. There is nothing in the law that declares specific forms of ID as “valid” for an alcohol purchase.
However, a person who sells a minor an alcoholic beverage does NOT commit an offense if the minor falsely represents himself to be 21 years old or older by displaying an apparently valid proof of identification that:
•contains a physical description and photograph consistent with the minor's appearance;
•purports to establish that the minor is 21 years of age or older; and
•was issued by a governmental agency.
The proof of identification may include a driver's license