BENTONVILLE, Ark., August 17, 2006 -- Ambassador Young’s comments do not represent our feelings toward the Jewish, Asian or Arab communities or any diverse community. Needless to say, we were outraged when the comments came to our attention. We were also dismayed that they would come from someone who has worked so hard for so many years for equal rights in this country.
Ambassador Young has done the right thing to apologize and to ask for our retraction. We also support his decision to resign from the post of chairman of Working Families for Wal-Mart. The Ambassador has asked for forgiveness. Though there is no justification for his comments, we do hope that people will reflect on the contributions he has made throughout his life, not just this one unfortunate and regrettable incident.
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