Does Wal-Mart Destroy Cultural Character?
"Scores of communities have fought the arrival of Wal-Mart, citing the discount behemoth's propensity for draining the life out of Main Street. But here in Sandfly, which lacks a quaint commercial heart, the argument is somewhat different. Opponents do worry about the prospect of increased crime and round-the-clock traffic that would make it hard for older parishioners to walk to church, but mostly they see Wal-Mart's coming as disrespectful to a community that feels intense pride in its past and its roots in West African culture."
Thanks to Eric Arzola