The real issue behind the debate on the proposed Wal-Mart construction is not "organized labor's antipathy toward the giant retailer." The root of the issue is what Wal-Mart represents: homogenization of culture.
The uniqueness of Chinatown is something that I enjoy. Even in these economic times, opportunities and jobs should come second to preserving and celebrating our diverse history as Americans.
I came to Los Angeles from another city where Wal-Mart established a grocery in the local Chinatown. It was very culturally sensitive and the only large grocery nearby.