Friday, August 18, 2006

Look Guys, Cut this Racism Out

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.

This is from a speech by Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta, which hit the news August 17 as he was defending Walmart!

Look, America, there is a major war going on. This kind of ethnic taunting, from all sides, is the last thing we need.

I have previously complained about two Republican politicians spouting off, but this is in some respects worse - Young is one of the major actors of the Civil Rights Movement. Does he really thing it's easy to be an Arab-American right now?

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