Home Depot changes rope sales after nooses found in one of its stores


Shoppers leave the Home Depot store in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Home Depot Inc. (HD) on Tuesday, Aug. 20, reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.48 billion. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $3.17. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(CNN) – The Home Depot is changing its rope sales practices after nooses were found hanging in one of its North Carolina stores.

Home Depot released a statement saying it is appalled by the incident.

It’s the latest in a series of similar incidents at its stores in recent years.

The company has now decided to sell shorter, pre-cut lengths of rope instead of rope wrapped on large spools.

Nooses are widely regarded as a threatening symbol of racism and hatred. It is particularly relevant as businesses and institutions across the country are currently engaged conversations about systemic racism.


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