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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Friday, August 18, 2006

Andrew Young - Tell Us What You Really Think

Civil-rights leader and former Atanta Mayor, Andrew Young, who was hired to help Wal-Mart Stores Inc. improve its public image, said early Friday he was stepping down from his position as head of an outside support group amid criticism for remarks seen as racially offensive.
Mr. Young was asked by the Los Angleles Sentinel about whether he was concerned Wal-Mart causes smaller, mom-and-pop stores to close.
xxx "Well, I think they should; they ran the 'mom and pop' stores out of my neighborhood," the paper quoted Mr. Young as saying.
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"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."
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Young later apologized. Isn't it great to receive an apology from a closet bigot who let his real feelings be known publicly.

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