Skip to comments.SPANISH MCDONALD'S AD PROMPTS TALK OF A BOYCOTT
Posted on 07/09/2006 5:37:39 AM PDT by HansGygi
BERGEN TOWN'S MAYOR CALLS BILLBOARD 'DIVISIVE'
The mayor of a small Bergen County town is calling for a McDonald's boycott if the fast-food chain does not take down a Spanish-language billboard advertising iced coffee.
Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan said the advertisement is "offensive" and "divisive" because it sends a message that Hispanic im migrants do not need to learn English.
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Clever, those McDonald people. The ad covers global warming as well as diversity!
Interesting coming from the mayor of a town named for a Latin American capital in a county named for a Nordic city.
A free market in a free country. If Spanish advertizing increases your customer base, then go for it. No se preocupe.
Je demande des pancartes en français!
Isn't this contradictory to the guy in Philadelphia who put up the English Only sign?
Do we or don't we? PC is sooooo confusing.
Ah, but it's diversity personified.
¡Ay, qué lástima!
You are absolutely right. The majority of Americans (thanks to our Political Class this will no doubt change) don't want this and see the danger of American being downgraded to the level European nations have fallen. It's all about immigration and the fact that the ranks become diluted with those who hate our nation before they get here and the fact that the gates are opened to the dimwits.
Finally, someone who has a "pair" and could give a crap about being PC.
Getting to the point when you place a call, the message (which used to say for English press 1) now has a message first in Spanish which (I assume) tells the listener, for Spanish press, whatever.
My parents both came from Montreal and spoke only French.
Although there were lots of French Canadians who emigrated to Vermont (and all over New England) there was NO multilingual signs or education.
When my mother started grammar school, she could not speak a word of English, but went on (with only a HS education) the executive secretary of the President of the largest University in Vermont.
Yes, like many other ethnic groups, we kept our French culture and customs (AT HOME) and in addition, I learned to speak (and still do) French, BUT we all went to English speaking schools and don't remember ANY second generation friends of mine who spoke only French.
Usted puede decir eso otra vez!
¡Ay, qué lástima!
Ah, mon ami, un autre qui parle la bell langue.
Voillez numero 12.
Order your cheese steak in English and your ice coffee in Spanish. French Fries, contrary to popular belief, must be ordered in Gaelic.
Yes I noticed when our Lowe's (Dayton Ohio) hung up its bi-lingual signs and I was offended to say the least.
It has had an effect on my shopping habits since our local Ace is a lot more fun to shop in, and Home Depot is right around the corner.
We have a large Mennonite and "reform" Mennonites (slightly less legalistic) here in middle GA. That rule wouldn't benefit me at all here, to the contrary, I'd miss out on a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. :(
There may be trouble at home (dating back well over a year ago)...
..."Matching the profile of your associate work force with the profile of your targeted or existing customer is always been a practice that has helped retailers enhance the store experience," said Michael Brown, a retail specialist at consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates.
Home Depot rival Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, N.C., has worked with employment agencies in several states to help diversify its work force of 160,000 people. It also has worked with the military to hire soldiers looking to go into the private sector.
While Lowe's has not implemented any formal national hiring partnerships with the Hispanic community, it has tried to boost the number of Hispanic employees at stores in communities that are predominantly Hispanic. The 1,075-store chain has done that at stores in parts of South Florida, Texas and California.
"There is certainly a business advantage to having a work force that reflects the community," Lowe's spokeswoman Chris Ahearn said.
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