The Huntsville plant is about a 15 minute drive from my home. Remington has been a disappointment for the area. It is not surprising that a New York Times article would paint the city of Huntsville in a negative light, based on the opinions of a preacher/union promoter. Almost all of the union plants in the area have closed. The old Chrysler building that Remington moved into, was a one of them.
"White students at nearby schools were so far ahead of my child it was almost sickening, he said." Obviously his son was the victim of a racist/segregationist city. Is it possible that the parents did not prioritize academics enough to insure their son did well in school? There are some very successful black people here. Some live in million dollar homes next door to white people.
The Huntsville metro area is the 2nd. largest in Alabama and is growing. The counties where Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile are located have been experiencing flat to negative growth. Blacks make up over half of the population in the above cities.
Well, they pretty much hit all the social hot buttons (I wonder if the NYT has some AI software reading every piece to verify all the boxes have been checked in each article?).
With all of that, I felt the article itself was relatively even handed.
It always tickles me when I read about evil private equity, buying a company, levering up with debt, extracting all the asset value and leaving it for dead.
What the hell do people think GE did?
What the hell do people think is being done with almost every public company on earth these days of "emergency monetary policy"? They are levering up and buying back stock, does wonders for quarterly earning per share, right up until the next recession.
The thing about humans is with all our powers of reason, we are about as dumb a species as ever walked or swam the earth.