asks Alton L. Bennett, president of the housing section of ACORN, a group concerned with social justice and stronger communities, according to its Web site.
Another objection raised by the ACORN and the Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform
Now is that by seeking the charter, Wal-Mart
is asking to be exempted from the Community Reinvestment Act."Wal-Mart wants to do an end run around the Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to make at least some credit available in low-income and minority communities," said Alton Bennett, spokesman for ACORN.