SCHNATTER RESIGNS FROM UofL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(The following is an editorial piece from Paulie -- co-founder of Cardinal Couple and may not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the rest of the writers at this site.)
Money can buy you a lot of things in this world. It apparently can't purchase common sense, decorum, sensitivity or an understanding of diversity.
John Schnatter, why?
Why do you want to use a derogatory term? Do you really think that just because something that you used as a reference to a certain race can be glossed over with an apology?
Why are you being hurtful? Do you really think that this is a way to talk about anyone who breathes the same air as you, whose heart beats and feels love, passion, emotion and...now...anger at your senseless and derogatory use of language?
Do you need counselling? Did you forget that all men were created equal. That all men and women have the same right for respect...no matter what the color of their skin is, social status, race, creed or religious beliefs are. It matters not one bit about the supposed "context" you used this slur in. It was wrong. What possessed you to do it in the first place? Why do you want to demean people?
A statement of apology? Yes, that's the very least you could have done. Resigning from the board, good riddance. Your company's name needs to be taken off the football stadium. Any anything else your name or the company's name is on at the UofL campus.
John has also resigned as chairman of Papa John's. You can form your own ideas about that. I'm sure there is relief among those employees, store owner-operators and stockholders.
Maybe it's not fair to the company that they're taking a financial bath and stock market mugging because of their founder's insensitivity, cruelness and crudeness. I would venture that there are a lot of nice people who work for Papa John's that are baffled by this use of language. Maybe you need to just go away and refrain from any type of public outburst for quite a while. Money isn't going to get you out of this one, pizza guy.
There is only disgust and the question...why?
There is enough hate and cruelty in this world. There is enough dissension and strife. Maybe you should take those billions you've made and give them to an organization or two that are trying to combat inequality, injustice and defamation.
|(From the website "Down With Tyranny" )|
You complain about athletic board leadership, you complain about NFL Football players affecting your pizza sales. And now, this? I see a trend here. An unhappy man. Maybe it's time you got yourself right.
Money can't buy you love.
Stupid statements can sure bring a ball of fire down on you, though. The Bible does teach forgiveness. The Lord's Prayer mentions forgiveness. I'm pretty sure a person has to want to change and that change is evident and sincere before that change can be credible and taken seriously, though. Maybe it's your "come to Jesus" moment? I don't profess to be a theology expert at all, but I was taught the "Golden Rule".
Maybe you'd want to consider just taking your billions and going away. Buy yourself an island and live on it so you can say anything you want about whatever you want if that's your bag.
And, again, why?