I seriously hope that Wal-Mart doesn’t cave to the fanatics attacking it for stocking Middle Eastern foods in a portion of one aisle the way it did to the christianists over an arrangement with the National Gay And Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce.
I, and most people, applauded Wal-Mart for its community friendly approach to bi-lingual signage for Hispanic shoppers. And the chain caters to other ethnic groups as well. All of that is good.
But last week I noted how the bigots were creeping out of the dark corners to attack Wal-Mart for its stocking of Middle Eastern food and hiring Arabic speaking employees in Dearborn, Michigan.
If I lived in Dearborn, I’d go to that Wal-Mart and buy as much of the Middle Eastern food (as a Jew I enjoy much of the same food) as I could.