The Bass Pro Shops are way off base in their thinking that people of different cultures do not need to be represented in their business. My sons both learned to fish with old southern black men who fished for their dinner whenever they could. This is a gift that I could never give to my children and I am thankful to these men for being such a positive influence in my son’s lives. The Bass Pro Shops are in for hard times for this bad press. However, I fear that may not happen because of the type of individuals who frequent their business. I agree that those that have spoken out against this company should receive back pay and even get their jobs back, if they want it. I hope that these folks are strong enough to go back and build up a good relationship with the public, showing that they are and always have been the kind of people who will not be pushed down and forgotten. Cultural diversity is something we all need to embrace and grow with.
Reference Forsyth, J. (2011, September 22). Bass pro shops accused of discrimination, racial slurs. Reuters. Retrieved from: