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Walmart and La Raza

Well, I won’t be shopping at Walmart anymore, considering they are pandering to a group which seeks to destroy this country from within.

I didn’t know this about Walmart until I read this bulletin (I cannot confirm the anecdotal account, but I am passing this along for the purposes of providing the reason why I looked up Walmart’s association with La Raza):

From: America For AMERICANS !!
Date: Jan 21, 2008 5:42 PM

Hi All,

Just received this message from one of my friends here. Of course, you all know that Wal Mart is a Multi-Million dollar contributor, to La Raza, along with the other companies listed on my page, and other sites. Just thought you’d like to hear this, from the source… Had enough yet?

A4A

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Yesterday I went to the Walmart here with a friend, I do not go there on my own and will avoid going there from now on even more.

I was walking down the row in front of the registers and I see a table with papers and pens, the papers are in Spanish only I take a quik glimps for any paper in English. None. So I take the paper and go to customer service. While Standing in line, I look over the paper and relize what it is for.

WalMart Solicitud de Tarjeta de Credito para residentes de Mexico

If you do not understand it is credit application for Mexican citizens. I stay in line even though I figured what it was for. Stay to get one in English, get to the lady, she her self has broken englesh. I ask her for “one of these in English”, she tells me it is for Mexican citizens. So I ask her for a credit application in English, she is confused and ask the lady next to her in spanish, says hold on walked away guess to go find one or talk to a manager. She comes back a few mins. later and says they do not have any credit applications in English, (I’m not interested in WM credit) I tell her that makes no sense, I want a credit app. she says you have to apply right there. I say ok and leave.

Gotta find that pretty anoying (if you were interested) when a Mexican citizen can get app on paper and a U.S. citizen can not get an app and take it home. [ … ]

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Now, again, I cannot corroborate the authenticity of this account, but what peaked my interest was really the claim that Walmart was associating with La Raza.

For those who don’t know about La Raza, you can read all about them HERE and HERE. In short, it is the group highly involved with those illegal immigration protests, rallies and marches and their interests are in completely open borders and Hispanic culture supremacy.

Anyway, in my search for the associations between Walmart and La Raza, I found out that Walmart proudly proclaims its association with La Raza on its website and last year, its CEO proudly spoke at a National Council of La Raza function to praise the participation of Hispanics in purchasing Walmart items.

Wal-Mart CEO Attributes Revenue Growth to Latinos at La Raza Conference
July 25, 2007
By Derek Reveron

Hispanics are among Wal-Mart’s most loyal customers and account for about 14 percent of the 127 million people who shop at the retailer’s stores in the United States every week, said Lee Scott, the company’s CEO, during a speech Tuesday at the National Council of La Raza convention in Miami Beach, Fla.

Many of Wal-Mart’s customers are either immigrants or first-generation Latinos looking to build a better life by stretching their disposable income, he added on the last day of the conference, which began July 21.

Scott said Hispanic consumers have increasingly less money to spend with retailers, including Wal-Mart, due to problems in the economy. In particular, layoffs in the slumping housing market, which employs a disproportionate number of Hispanics, have hit Latinos hard, along with high energy and health-care costs, Scott said.

“Many Hispanics have a harder time sharing money with their families abroad, and I see an impact at stores in Mexico and Central America,” he said.

Despite economic dips, Scott said the Hispanic market’s long-term growth is likely to help fuel retail sales for years to come.

“From 1990 to 2011, if the trend continues, Hispanic buying power will have grown by more than 450 percent. That’s compared to a growth rate of only 176 percent for non-Hispanic buying power over the same time period,” he said.

Yeah, no shit, because they are benefitting from being here illegally and getting handouts from the rest of us, you douchebag.

Scott noted that Hispanic customers are three times more likely than non-Hispanic customers to go without a checking or savings account, adding that Wal-Mart is trying to reach out with different initiatives for a more stable well-being.

Hmmm, yeah, I wonder why some of them don’t have bank accounts? Could it be that they can’t set them up, because they are here illegally? Hmmm?

In June, Wal-Mart announced plans to open 1,000 MoneyCenter in-store financial service centers by the end of 2008. The centers allow Hispanics and other customers to acquire the Wal-Mart-branded MoneyCard debit card and cash checks, with the ability to transfer money and pay bills.

Collectively, Scott said, all of Wal-Mart’s customers will save up to $320 million this year by using the centers. Since Hispanics account for 14 percent of the chain’s consumers, that could mean Latino customers would reap millions in savings through the centers and by buying goods at the discount retailer, he said.

Wal-Mart’s Hispanic ad spending reached $15.3 million from January to May this year, compared with $17.3 million in the same time period in 2006, according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

Scott added that Hispanics’ focus on the family continues to bring them to Wal-Mart in large numbers.

“It’s a family affair, literally,” he said. “You can walk through our stores in Hispanic communities and see individuals shopping like they do everywhere else. But you also see a lot more groups and entire families. People are enjoying the experience and their time together.”

He likens Wal-Mart to a community-gathering place where Hispanic families run into friends and neighbors.

Scott noted that Congress needs to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill now, and he is disappointed that it hasn’t happened. Immigration reform directly affects Wal-Mart because it has 154,000 Hispanic employees, more than any other company in the world.

NO, you JACKASS, Congress needs to do NO SUCH THING. Congress needs to ENFORCE THE FUCKING LAWS already on the books. You fucking turd.

Last year, Wal-Mart agreed to pay an $11 million civil settlement after an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered that janitors Wal-Mart hired through a cleaning service were undocumented. Wal-Mart claimed it didn’t know the employment status of the immigrant workers.

*cough*BULLSHIT*cough*

Scott said that his concern about social and economic issues affecting Hispanic consumers is far from intellectual. “Having a Mexican-American granddaughter helps me to understand that this is not a cerebral exercise,” Scott said. “This is emotion and real people we’re dealing with.”

Brilliant. Apparently Hispanics who are here illegally are “real people”, but the rest of us law abiding Americans are not real people?

You fucking putz.

Well, enjoy your Hispanic customers, Mr. Scott. You’ve just lost me as one and I hope you lose others as well once I pass on this info. Schmuck.

January 21, 2008 , 9:09PM Posted by | Illegal Immigration, La Raza, Walmart | Comments Off on Walmart and La Raza