Friday, August 18, 2006

Wal-Mart Whoops!

When hiring an image consultant -- make sure he's not going to insult people.

Wal-Mart brought in Andrew Young, the former Atlanta mayor and UN Ambassador to improve their image. But Mr Young made the comment that "mom and pop" stores should be run out of business by companies like Wal-Mart for taking advantage of people in the black community:

"First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it's Arabs; very few black people own these stores." -- Andrew Young, quoted in the Washington Post
Nothing like a multicultural racial attack to improve the whole Wal-Mart image, huh.

Mr Young has since left the image effort. (WashPost)

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