Re: names good for marketing
On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 09:24:45 -0500
William Ballard <email@example.com> wrote:
> And you'll find exactly what the guy said: a few people are racist, a
> much larger number are not. And it's really easy to not be racist in
> the Pacific Northwest -- there aren't any black people to be racist
> about! Before you start telling me about the 4% minority population in
> Tacoma or Vancouver...
I can't spread for Oregon, but in the Tacoma area there is enough of a black population that is spread out enough that there is plenty of contact there as well as whole neighborhoods that are predominately black.
Your statement makes it sound as if racism were just a black and white issue.
There are the Indian Tribes with the related occasional political squabbles over casinos and fishing rights.
There are lots of Koreans and people of other Asian origin, so there are lots of corner stores, gas stations and other small businesses owned and operated by Koreans. There are whole stretches of city blocks where businesses have signs in both Korean and English.
The Arabic population does not seem so large, but does seem to own and operate a significant number of corner stores and gas stations.
On the Eastern side of Washington a large segment of the population is of Mexican origin, and that number grows significantly during the summer when the migrant workers come in.
There is plenty of oportunity for racism here, but to repeat what has been said a few people are racist, a
much larger number are not.