Wal-mart spokesperson Andrew Young has resigned amidst controversy over statements regarding the exploitation of Blacks by other races.
In an interview published in Thursday’s Los Angeles Sentinel, he was asked about the retailer’s role in displacing mom-and-pop stores.
"Well, I think they should; they ran the ‘mom-and-pop’ stores out of my neighborhood. 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."
Now me personally, I don’t see anything wrong with the statement. It’s factually true.
The next time you go to a liquor store, swap meet, beauty supply, motel, or corner grocery store, take a good look around.
With criticism from the Black community, the Anti Defamation League and others, Young has now apologized for his statements saying, “That’s not how I feel and not how I am, but it is a demagogic statement."
I wouldn’t have apologized. My feelings towards Wal-mart are mixed. I understand the need for jobs in the Black community but do not support their labor practices.
However, that’s apples and oranges. What Young said other races taking advantage of poor Black communities is true. I live it everyday.
The problem is that in today’s society his remarks are categorized as not being political correct. It doesn’t matter if it’s true, because he makes references to Jews, Koreans, and Arabs, he’s now a racist and being hateful.
We need to get over ourselves long enough to here the truth.