LULAC Responds To Lowe’s Executive Vice President’s Racist Comments

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Joe McFarland, Executive Vice President of Lowe’s apologized for a racist comment in which he referred to a power drill as the perfect tool for “Hispanic pros with smaller hands.” Sindy Benavides, LULAC Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement in response to McFarland’s comment:

“Lowe’s Executive Vice President Joe McFarland’s comment about Hispanic customers was unacceptable and insulting to this country’s 58 million Latinos. As an executive leader of a retail company he should be ashamed of how he represented himself and the business he helps lead. We are paying close attention to the comments made about our communities and we will not be silent in the face of disparaging remarks and blatant racism aimed at Hispanics.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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