Black Leaders Call For Boycott of Koch Products To Protest Stand Your Ground Laws

August 25, 2013 3:47 pmViews: 6021

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I love it when a bunch of community leaders that don't have a clue about how economics works or who makes laws, gets together and calls for a boycott of products that supposedly, "make those people rich and make us poor.” It all makes perfect sense.

To protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and as part of the numerous events on the Mall in Washington DC to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, the Rev Carolyn Boyd of Plymouth Congregation United Church of Christ called for “...people not to buy from that company that created those ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws” during an event at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theater.

Apparently the Rev Boyd is under the impression that the same people who make products such as paper towels, toilet paper and paper napkins and sell them at Walmart are the same people who write the Stand Your Ground Laws in various states. Oh no, it isn't the rampant number of children born out of wedlock, nor the drug problems, nor the violent mantra like rap music that is amongst other things degrading to women, or the number of kids failing high school, or alcoholism, nor millions of abortions, nor thuggish and violent behaviors that have devastated the black community, it's the Koch brothers who sell paper towels.

Here you go America, this is what 40 years of liberal "Great Society" policies have given us. Not so great is it?

Read more on this story below from Red Alert Politics:

A group of African-American activists, community leaders and college professors are calling for the boycott of Koch Industries as a way to honor slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, pushing for continued dialogue on race relations nationwide.

While speaking at an event titled “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin: A Town Hall Meeting on Black Bodies and American Racism” at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theater, a panel of prominent African-Americans gathered to examine ways to combat the racism that they say led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal last month. When asked about the failed boycotts of places like Disney World in Orlando, Fla., one panelist revealed her efforts to combat the proponents of “Stand Your Ground” laws.

“We’re asking people not to buy from that company that created those ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws,” said the Rev. Carolyn Boyd, an adjunct pastor at Plymouth Congregation United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. ”Y’all know that company with those people, the Kochs. Paper towels and all those products that we buy — Walmart — all the time, that make those people rich and make us poor.”

The pastor directed the audience to stop purchasing things like Angel Soft toilet paper, Brawny paper towels and Vanity Fair napkins — all subsidiaries of Koch Industries — in an initiative called “No-Buy Fridays.”

“…We begin to elevate our power to say, ‘No, I’m not buying your products because you’re harming the black community,’” Boyd said.

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