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Andy's faux pas

In the former mayor's own words

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"Those are the people who have been overcharging us -- selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables. ... I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans, and now it's Arabs. Very few black people own these stores."
-- Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, quoted in an Aug. 17 Los Angeles Sentinel story about the possibility that Wal-Mart is causing mom-and-pops to close. The next day, Young resigned as chairman of Working Families for Wal-Mart.

"I condemn anti-Semitism. I condemn hatred. I condemn bigotry, any time, anywhere, by anybody."
-- Young, speaking to the New York Times in 1994 to promote his autobiography, A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young.

"I come before you not at all bloody, and in a way I come because I'm unbowed. ... I really don't feel a bit sorry for what I've done."
-- From Young's 1979 resignation speech following his decision to step down as U.N. ambassador. Young resigned under pressure from Jewish organizations after he secretly met with a PLO leader.

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