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Support Diversity: Don't buy Asian Cars
Written by Susan
some comment on buying foreign cars from a somewhat unusual perspective...

By Alex Law The need to "buy American" is on the minds of many car shoppers in these scary economic times, and my informed opinion (25 years of covering the auto industry) is that purchasing a vehicle from Ford or GM is a sound decision, for the consumer as well as the country.

But Americans should flip this issue around and consider the question of what cars not to buy, and on that list Japanese and Korean products are at the very top. Why?

Because the men who run the Japanese and Korean car companies operate a process of discrimination against the women and men of other races that should shock and offend most North Americans.
We're not talking about the folks at the dealerships near you who sell and service Asian cars, or maybe even some of the folks who work for Japanese and Korean car companies directly in marketing or accounting or things like that. Those folks are the modern equivalent of the native workers that historically keep a colony running smoothly on behalf of the empire across the sea, where real power is jealously guarded.

The point is that, when it comes to real power and genuine prospects for a serious job in Asian car companies, you have to be a male of the predominant racial group in that country -- Korean in Korea and Japanese in Japan. This situation is long-standing in Japanese and Korean car companies, and is widely known around the auto industry. I have observed it first- hand on many visits to Japanese and Korean operations in their home countries going back 20 years, and so have many of my auto-writing colleagues.

While those colleagues rarely mention the second-rate status afforded women in Japanese and Korean auto companies, the need to share this information with the people who buy Asian cars was a primary motivation for me to write Car Advice For Women (and Smart Men). People should know what kind of people they're doing business with just like they should know that small cars still aren't as safe as full-size cars.

Anyway, wise to the power of public opinion, all these companies probably have a "diversity program" of some kind they can point to if someone raises the subject. But the plans won't have much effect until the Korean and Japanese firms stand to lose something, like those hugely profitable sales volumes in the U.S., where such behavior is widely held to be offensive.

Show the Asian car companies we find their tactics unacceptable and they may have to change them. It's worked before. It should be noted that the Korean and Japanese firms influenced by US or European firms (Daewoo by GM and Nissan by Renault) are slightly more advanced than such firms as Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota on the subject of diversity, though there is much change still to come.

It also bears pointing out that there are car companies where your sex, color, sexual orientation and pretty much everything else is not an impediment to a career. GM is at the top of the list in terms of welcoming diversity, closely followed by Ford. At these firms promotions are usually given on merit (no process is perfect of course), with little thought given to other considerations. At Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota, however, senior management is an apparently endless variation of the same theme -- male members of the pre-dominant local ethnic group.

It's also worth mentioning that these men are intent on driving the Detroit car companies out of business. This is the ultimate goal of most corporations, it's true, but the situation with cars is unique.

The Japanese and Korean car markets are essentially closed to vehicles from other countries, and the few imports that do get purchased are usually Germany luxury cars. They're not interested in buying cars from America because they know that would cost them jobs in their own countries and hurt their economies. They do this in the "national interest," which is something Americans could learn from them.

The Asian firms don't mind exporting millions of cars to America, however, and taking jobs from Americans. As a result, hundreds of thousands of North Americans lost or were kept from those well-paying jobs (in engineering, marketing, design and assembly) that are now filled almost totally by Asian men.

We did get some assembly jobs from the Asians, but they famously pay less than workers get from US firms, and they don't begin to replace the hundreds of thousands of jobs that were taken from America and moved to Japan and Korea. The Asians firms have earned billions of dollars in North America and use that money to support behavior that discriminates against virtually every person on this continent, male and female, gay and straight, and any color you've ever seen. Why would anyone in North America want to encourage that behavior at any time, but particularly now, with millions facing unemployment here? It's not like the Asian products are worth it, which is a subject for another time.

Alex Law is co-author of Car Advice For Women (and Smart Men) and editor of Car News For Women, where the book is available.


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Sorry, but my vehicle purchasing is based soley on value vs product. If it is asthetically beautiful, completely functional, performs beyond my expectations, is backed by the company building it, is safe, & has great value at it's price point, I'm buying it. This is too big a purchase to leave up to chance. If it were a TV, stereo, washer, clothes, etc, maybe I would go American. That way if it failed, I would not be out that much. There's not as many moving mechanical parts on the above mentioned items to break. Not to mention, I'm putting my life into the care of the vehicle I select.

I've bought over 30 American automobiles in my lifetime & none made me feel like they were quality built & the more recent ones were the worst. I stopped buying American a few years ago & have only owned 3 cars not American: 93' Camry, 01' Galant, & 01' BMW. The 1st 2 were far from impressive w/regard to performance, the latter far from impressive quality w/regard to durability. I have never bought a vehicle new because I don't want to take the big hit off the bat for depreciation, but if I'm going to buy my 1st new car, it will have to be a value in my eyes. If American motor companies want my business, they'll have to earn it. Far as I'm concerned they can all fold because they did it to themselves. And that's a topic for a whole other conversation.



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OMG, this lady screams of Women's rights activisim. It bleeds through in her words. Words like "These men" and "People should know what kind of people they're doing business with". Yeah let's impose our culture upon another country. Let tell them to give a women a job even though she may not be qualified for it. We do it in this country, a women wanting to be a firefighter does not have to go through the same tests as a man. How is that fair? If these companies in Japan and Korea are so bad, why don't the people in those countries speak up themselves? Why is a white reporter, brought up in America, with American values, writing about how oppressed women and other "groups" are oppressed in other car manufactures? Korea/Japan are not under a dictatorship, people can write about these "unjustices" for themselves. It's irritating how we "North Americans" impose our will on other countries all the time. Coming from an Korean family I know for a fact that Korean women have no fear in expressing their opinions and telling you to STFU if they feel they are right. She makes it sound like these people are kept under lock and key.

Why doesnt she write about these American manufactures that outsource their jobs to Canada and Mexico?



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The whole way the whole world does business is wrong the free trade pacts and corporate greed all these similiar things have brought down the world economy. The ship will probably just keep sinking and before we know it no one will be able to afford much but the necessaties and will be getting around on foot or bike.
 

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The whole way the whole world does business is wrong the free trade pacts and corporate greed all these similiar things have brought down the world economy. The ship will probably just keep sinking and before we know it no one will be able to afford much but the necessaties and will be getting around on foot or bike.
Yeah I agree the current "system" that is in place does not work, it is flawed big time and probably will get worse before it gets better.



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