Latino Business Network
Some Latino business owners are teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce to make their mark in the community.
The Chamber is holding a meeting Tuesday night for Latino business owners and managers.
Alex Reyna is an Account Executive with KXOR 660 Digital Radio he says, "eventually the goal is to bring the Anglo business owners to participate so they learn how to market their products to the Hispanic community."
A Chamber of Commerce meeting for bussiness owners and managers of one particluar race. But don't worry, "eventually" they plan to inlcude the "anglo" community in all the fun.
I don't have a problem with this on it's face. Marketing to certain demographics, including race, is a part of bussiness. I don't have a problem with that and I'm not going to ignore reality. My problem is with the double standard. How can the media write something like this while their newsroom probably has a "Commitment to Diversity" poster on the wall?
What would the media say if a group of bussinesses catered to patriotic Americans and got together to commit to have no Spanish writing or speaking in their stores? I would patronize a bussiness that marketed that way but they would be condemned as racist by every newspaper and TV station in Oregon.
The double standard and racial immunity of some groups is just subtle racism. As opposed to the overt racism by the folks over at BlueOregon.com who try to keep black people from voting. (If I keep saying it then people will accept it as true)