Friday, August 18, 2006

Bigotry's Cool in Atlanta - former Mayor, U.N. Rep

Wal-Mart has "accepted the resignation" of Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and a former United States representative to the U.N., from his position as chairman of Working Families for Wal-Mart.
This, after Young told an African-American newspaper that Wal-Mart was preferable to mom-and-pop stores.
"You see those are the people who have been overcharging us," he said of the owners of the small stores, "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."
Huh.  Don't worry-- he sort of took it back:
"It never should have been said. I was speaking in the context of Atlanta, and that does not work in New York or Los Angeles."
Really?  But that works in Atlanta?
To paraphrase a Woody Allen movie, if MLK were alive today, he would never stop throwing up.

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