Wal-Mart To Stifle Latinos
According to this article Wal-Mart is going to open Hispanic focused supermarkets complete with spanish speaking employees and signage.
Retail giant Wal-Mart
(WMT) will open its first Hispanic-focused
supermarkets this summer in Arizona and Texas. The stores will feature
Spanish speaking staff and new layouts, products, and signage that will be
"relevant to local Hispanic customers."
The stores, dubbed Supermercado de
Walmart, will appear in converted Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market stores in Phoenix
and Houston. Separately, the company also plans on converting a Sam's Club
warehouse into a Hispanic-themed Más Club.
Ol' BC wonders what kind of kudos Wal-Mart will receive for helping to relegate the latino population in the Houston and Phoenix areas to the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. Wal-Mart should lead the movement to encourage immigrants to the U.S. to assimilate, learn English and give themselves a chance to be successful in this country. Wal-Mart has the financial wherewithal to have an impact in this area. Of course, then again, maybe they prefer to have pool of those who will do grunt work cheaply because they can't speak English. This will help keep that pool viable for quite some time.
Just a thought.