Conservatives, neocons and down right racists are mercilessly criticizing McDonald’s decision to launch a web site celebrating African-Americans.
The site, 365black.com, has launched recently and has had to endure threats, taunts and cruel jokes akin to having no ketchup with your fries.
For its part, 365.black.com has this to say about its purpose:
Fox Nation, an opinion site started by Fox News earlier this year, has had a field day chastising the McDonald’s Corporation about 365black.com, a site many commenters call “racist” and blatant race-mongering.
The comments below are just a selection of those available. Please note also that Fox Nation is a moderated web site that removes offensive content. These, obviously were not removed:
Many share the sentiment that if the fast-food restaurant had started a site called 365White that there would be a rigorous debate complete with rallies and marches.
So vitriolic has the issue become, that at least one web site has sprung up targeting McDonald’s for a boycott.
It goes without saying that McDonald’s has made a fortune in the black community. It also seems to be common knowledge that for years the eatery – along with a few similar others — was the only “real job” that would employ persons of color in heavily African-American areas. Stands to reason that some of these employees have risen in the ranks, now to the point where they can make important decisions about ways to market and promote the McDonald’s name and product.
It is fairly possible that this 365black.com has born itself from those humble beginnings.
But there is also a dissenting point of view, one that says that the web site is just the latest way a multi-billion-dollar corporation is leaching off black people.
Either way, the hate from the conservative right-wingers seems out of pocket.
Would do you think? Are Fox and their friends off their rocker?