August 20, 2006
What I Will Not Say In Defense of Wal-Mart
Posted by Gordon Smith

In January I am on a panel discussing Wal-Mart. My assignment is to provide some balance to the panel on the pro-Wal-Mart side, but I won't be taking my cues from Andrew Young:

Young was asked whether he was concerned Wal-Mart causes smaller, mom-and-pop stores to close. "Well, I think they should; they ran the `mom and pop' stores out of my neighborhood," the paper quoted Young as saying. "But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us, selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables. And they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it's Arabs; very few black people own these stores."

Yikes! Young has since resigned from Working Families for Wal-Mart, which is hoping to boost Wal-Mart's public image.

HT Ideoblog.

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