While the rest of the country has long forgotten the BLM protests since the Jason Stockley verdict in St. Louis, those who live in the region have been enduring this ridiculousness on a daily basis for weeks.
And maybe because the national spotlight has left them behind, African American clergy decided to pull a stunt to try and bring it back.
The plan all along was to hurt the city, financially, in order to get their demands met. That hasn’t happened, so they’re trying boycotts.
Good luck with that.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports:
African-American clergy and activists announced on Thursday a targeted boycott of several national businesses with St. Louis outlets, in protest of a raft of issues from police treatment of blacks to bank loan practices to infrastructure neglect in the northern part of the city.
In addition to individual businesses, the boycott names the Delmar Loop, raising questions about minority contracting used in building the new Loop Trolley there. It also names the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, the site of a protest in late September that ended in more than 20 arrests.
“We pay taxes … We spend our dollars in other communities, other venues, and we have not received an equitable return for those monies that we have invested,” said Rev. Dinah Tatman, one of the organizers. “We’re now taking our money and investing in ourselves.”
… The list of businesses cited by the boycott include five listed on a website set up by organizers (www.nojusticenoprofit.us), in addition to seven listed in printed material handed out to reporters at Thursday’s news conference.
… Target Corp. is on the list, according to the group’s website, because of a legal dispute over a series of books and movies it created in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, which led to an unsuccessful copyright lawsuit by a nonprofit organization that claims the right to Parks’ image.
Poor Black Lives Matter. In their struggle to be relevant, they just look pitiful.