Tuesday, August 25, 2009

McDonald's - 365Black and Fox Nation


At McDonald's®, we believe that African-American culture and achievement should be celebrated 365 days a year — not just during Black History Month. That's the idea behind 365Black.com. It's a place where you can learn more about education, employment, career advancement and entrepreneurship opportunities, and meet real people whose lives have been touched by McDonald's. Plus, you can also have a chance to win exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. So make sure you visit often — you just might get inspired.

Like the unique African Baobab tree, which nourishes its community with its leaves and fruit, McDonald's has branched out to the African-American community nourishing it with valuable programs and opportunities.

The preceding paragraphs are from McDonald's promoted 365Black homepage, which I have linked into the title. That's who 365Black is and that is their stated purpose above. As you can imagine however, everyones not real happy about it: In fact,the folks over at Fox Nation aren't thrilled at all!

Hat-tip: News Hounds

Updates: Public Awareness of the McDonald's 365Black Web site has risen. It was mentioned on the Rachel Maddow Show, whose cover included blurbs and dissension, reportedly, from black bloggers. Statements like "condenscending" and "I'm hating it" a snarky take on McDonald's current jingle, are being bandied around. Damn yall!

Also a bit of information about the Baobab Tree, pronounced: ba·o·bab, báy ō bàb,
(plural ba·o·babs) is tropical tree: a tree with a thick short trunk and edible fruit. Native to: southern Africa and northwestern Australia. Latin name: Adansonia digitata [Mid-17th century. Origin ?]
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In fact the trunks of the Baobab are so thick that one has been hallowed out and made into a pub.


Anonymous said...

Not surprising the Faux News folks would raise a ruckus...

I mean, they now have to share eateries with black folks as customers instead of just serving the food.

Tafaraji said...

It's amazing how difficult it is, for some people to see the humanity of others.

D W JazzLover said...

I have to think about this one brother.

D W JazzLover said...

I am still Thinking about this one,I have to overcome my own bias when it comes to McDonalds..I really want to be fair.

I have missed you, how are you?