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      10-22-2017, 09:50 PM   #23
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Firstly, I realize the sensitivity of this being that it's Jesse Jackson, but it is being widely reported.

http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...ackson-rainbow

Just by me guessing, in the article they list 5-brands Jackson's group list as diversified - but do you think they are also five brands that could have the most abusive lending/financing policies?

And is BMW different in another way, in that unlike Mercedes and it 1950's sales structure with Studebaker (I believe I'm correct) that may have set the stage for a more diverse ownership group in the future? BMW is like Porsche where initially mostly enthusiast dealers owners, but unlike Porsche, BMW offered a product that fitted a broader cliental, making BMW more appealing to a larger potential client then Porsche.

Then presently we have large corporations owning national dealer groups - so ownership by race becomes skewed.
Sorry but I'm definitely NOT participating in any BMW boycott
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      10-23-2017, 08:00 AM   #24
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Next he will be boycotting Italian and Chinese restaurants for lack of diversity amongst the owners.
Nah because even if a Chinese restaurant is owned by a Chinese person, 90 percent of the workers are usually Mexican so it evens out. theoretically, the Mexicans could overthrow the Chinese owner if they wanted to. Thatís actually how you get Mexican restaurants.
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      10-23-2017, 01:46 PM   #25
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Nah because even if a Chinese restaurant is owned by a Chinese person, 90 percent of the workers are usually Mexican so it evens out. theoretically, the Mexicans could overthrow the Chinese owner if they wanted to. Thatís actually how you get Mexican restaurants.
Ok holy shit I just noticed this. A Chinese joint near my gym just became a Mexican restaurant. Dude you are onto something.
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Ok holy shit I just noticed this. A Chinese joint near my gym just became a Mexican restaurant. Dude you are onto something.
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Most of these are family run and passed down generationally I think. Why do people force racial parity? That's like forcing 90% of male hairdressers to be straight. Silly. Hire on merits not color. If someone of color is best candidate but passed for a lesser candidate who's white, then there's a problem. Otherwise it's reverse discrimination.
Stop it, you are making way too much sense. That's not how it works at all! I am starting petition to have more white rappers! Who's with me!
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In college, I was interning at Rainbow Push. I only did it for a class credit. That guy was very rude and snobby.
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In college, I was interning at Rainbow Push. I only did it for a class credit. That guy was very rude and snobby.
Very cool internship...lot cooler then 'Kornblat, Cohen & Levin".
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Nothing is stopping a black person form owning a BMW dealership if he has the cash flow. Guess he finally found something new to bitch about and someone else to try and hustle via a race card. Fuck him.
guy is worth north of 10mm, he could raise a few MM from his mindless supporters/friends/investors to form a group to buy if he couldn't personally afford.... unreal.
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This guy and all his buddies in the media and D.C. only have careers because they keep fanning the flames of racial tension. If we all got along they'd be out of a job.

Where is his protest of the NBA or NFL for not having enough of my fellow Indians? We can do things outside of IT too you know.
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      10-28-2017, 11:08 PM   #32
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Where is his protest of the NBA or NFL for not having enough of my fellow Indians? We can do things outside of IT too you know.
Doesn't fit the narrative.
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This guy and all his buddies in the media and D.C. only have careers because they keep fanning the flames of racial tension. If we all got along they'd be out of a job.

Where is his protest of the NBA or NFL for not having enough of my fellow Indians? We can do things outside of IT too you know.
Yes, and that other thing is medicine and scientific research.
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You dont go to college you have 3 baby mamas, dont have a sense of business... You dont own a BMW dealership, it's BMW's fault.
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Yes, and that other thing is medicine and scientific research.
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      11-01-2017, 11:21 AM   #37
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While it's hard to agree with the tactics here, there is no question BMW has a growing problem.

The association of BMW with racism has only been growing. Unfortunately the association seems to be based on reality.

I have been hearing about prominent defections from BMW because of the shitty culture at the company.

Of course in our own microcosm our own Scott felt free enough to spew racism here along with his usual attacks on the diehard BMW fans. Twitter banned a prominent BMW social advertising account for racism. No one acts like that unless he is sure there would be No disciplinary action or there is outright support for his racism at the company.

Why does this matter. Regardless of if you believe racism is just speaking the truth or a bad thing, there is no way a modern company can function at a high level after being marked as a racist entity. Quality people, especially in engineering come from all different places and any professional organization can only be concerned with the quality of work.

BMW must take this very seriously. While peopl in the industry are hearing the whispers of what the company is about (with quite a few quality people leaving as a result) having this spill into the public sphere may have irreparable harm.

Finally the old saying that you can tell everything about someone by the friends they keep also applies. You look at the characters who are vocal in support of BMW in this matter, all of them are very extreme in their racist ideology, hurts BMW greatly.

All of these issues coupled with BMWs lack of focus on what the us market wants (drivers cars) seems to say the future in our market looks dim.
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It's a German company how integrated do you think they are gonna be?
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Huge difference between an actual corporate culture and the kind of quota-counting that Mr. Jackson is citing. Calling a company 'racist' because they don't have enough minority owners is just another form of racism, and one that will undercut the legitimate complaints. Every bigot in the world turns to this type of politically correct BS as 'proof' that there isn't really an issue; those who consider themselves real equal rights supporters would do well to forcefully separate themselves from it and call Jackson on his race-baiting tactics. Sadly, those corporate injustices that you mention will likely be covered by all this smoke screen, so that most people will think it is all about how many blacks own a dealership (the cynical among us might even suspect a bit of intentional diversion....).
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