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Monday, August 21, 2006

Wal-Mart likes some minorities

From the Washington Post (August 19, 2006, D1).

Andrew Young, the civil rights leader and former Atlanta mayor who was supposed to help make Wal-Mart welcome in cities, instead gave deep offense after he made racially insensitive remarks in Los Angeles this week.
Young, who led an advocacy group sponsored by the company, resigned from the group after telling the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African-American newspaper, that displacing mom-and-pop stores was a good thing.
“But you see those are the people who have been overcharging us – selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables,” he was quoted as saying. “First it was the Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs; very few black folks own these stores.”…
(Wal-Mart) tapped Young - a minister who once advised the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as ambassador to the United Nations…


Blogger quakerdave said...

What. A. Dope.

Maybe he and Senator Allen can go golfing together sometime?

Mon Aug 21, 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

I'm sure he'll file this one under "Bad Ideas I've Had." I think this is a little worse than Allen's comments, as Allen was just off the cuff, no less moronic, but off the cuff. This guy seems to have a thought out argument. Why do you torment me with your low low prices Wal Mart?!?!

Tue Aug 22, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

What is interesting is that this guy more or less insulted Jews, Asians, and Arabs, he is a politician, and former mayor of Atlanta, worked with Dr. King, and yet Allen is getting all the headlines.

Wed Aug 23, 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

What's next? A descendant of Ghandi opening fire in a crowded marketplace?

Thu Aug 24, 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

No, that was Hillary Clinton's comment, about Gandhi owning a gas station in St. Louis. You've got your stupid-comments-by-idiot-politicians mixed up.

Hard to blame you, lately.

Sat Aug 26, 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

What about Sen. Biden’s comments about all the “Indians” in Delaware and how you need an Indian accent to go into a 7-11 or Dunken Donuts in Delaware now.
I wish I knew how to get a Youtube video on here because I would love to show that video on this site.

Sat Aug 26, 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

I wasn't meaning to refer to any politician there, but hey, if it works it works. At least there's one thing the parties can't try to use against each other, both have an equal amount of members willing to put their foot in their mouth at a moments notice.

Sat Aug 26, 12:11:00 PM  

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