New York, NY, August 18, 2006….The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said Andrew Young's derogatory comments about Jews, Koreans and Arabs were "offensive, hurtful and shameful."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement.
Andrew Young's comments that Jewish, Korean and Arab shopkeepers "ripped off" African-American communities and should be displaced by Wal-Mart, which he represented, were offensive, hurtful and shameful. That a leader of the civil rights movement and one who knew discrimination firsthand would make such comments, demonstrates that even people of color are not immune from being bigoted, racist and anti-Semitic.
Wal-Mart did the right thing by quickly distancing themselves from Mr. Young's remarks, whom they had engaged, ironically, as an image-builder for their brand