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The world's largest retailer set out to clean up its image with a new public relations campaign - and promptly landed six spots on this year's list.
Perhaps Michael Richards will be able to find work after all...
2. Perhaps Michael Richards will be able to find work after all...
Availing itself of PR firm Edelman's deep political connections, Wal-Mart recruits civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young to chair its company-funded Working Families for Wal-Mart.

In an August interview with an African American newspaper in Los Angeles, Young says the megaretailer "should" displace its urban corner-store competition.

"You see, those are the people who have been overcharging us.... I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans, and now it's Arabs."

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