Friday, November 15, 2013

Macy's Culture?

Culture; what is it? And how come it seems like we're getting beat up by it?

1  cul·ture  noun \ˈkəl-chər\

   : the beliefs, values, traditions, etc., of a society, group, place, or time
   : a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.
   : a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business)

Blah, blah, oh wait; a business culture?
   Like when a black man is arrested while shopping in Macy's?
   Because he's black?  And he spent a lot of money?
Obviously, he's a crook.

It has happened more than once recently. The latest was a famous HBO actor; hustled off to jail before they even asked his name. He had bought an expensive watch ... and he was black.  See the latest 'consumer racism' article on CNN here.

The 'shopping while black' issue even has an entry in Wikipedia, for pity's sake.

Culture is made up of things like the arts and music, traditions and customs, language and literature. But the big piece is 'values'. My culture values freedom, equality, opportunity, and justice. Apparently Macy's business culture adds something to the list that you and I can't support.  Racism.  And they have a special agreement with the NYPD to enforce it, if what we're told has been happening is true.

It isn't just Macy's* unconscionable practices that are troubling, of course.  Racial profiling is the underlying issue.  Our culture is still infested with the root of racism.

Today's target is Macy's*, however.  Among the immoral and unethical practices we find in the business world, yours has disgusted millions.  And one.  Me.  No business for you!

*Macy’s, Inc. is 7 West Seventh Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Macy's is not welcome here any longer.