Friday, February 12, 2010

Shami quote

Wait a minute. I don't normally get political on this blog, but did Farouk Shami, Democratic candidate for governor, just say that Hispanics and blacks are willing to work for less money than whites? And did he just admit that he's not willing to pay them more?
Shami replied, “I find 80 percent of my employees at the factory are Hispanics. I don't find, you know, many white people really willing to work, you know, unfortunately.”

While still declining to answer the question, Shami said that at his Houston hair care products factory, Hispanics are vital to his business and the economy.

Asked to explain what he meant about not hiring many whites, he said they want special treatment. [Like a decent wage, maybe? --ed.] “A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American. You don't find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves, you know, lots of time when they, you know, the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be, you know, paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit.”
I say, don't vote for him.

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