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megimoo
06-15-2008, 09:46 AM
REV. AL SOAKS UP BOYCOTT BUCKS -BIZ GIANTS PAY OR FACE RACE RALLYS

-- Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy's and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton's charity. Almost 50 companies - including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase - and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton's National Action Network annual conference in April. Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to...

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06152008/news/regionalnews/rev__al_soaks_up_boycott_bucks_115554.htm

Vepr
06-15-2008, 11:26 AM
We need to stop supporting companies that cave in and let them know about it. Get a spine or you don't get my business.

Junebug68
06-15-2008, 11:53 AM
Sure sounds like a shakedown to me. Sharpton is nothing but a racist fraud.

megimoo
06-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Sure sounds like a shakedown to me. Sharpton is nothing but a racist fraud.Jackson and Sharpton are allowed to get away with this because they are black and the IRS doesn't want to push the case because of politics.

It's called extortion and will get you locked up if you are Caucasian but Gentle persuasion and good P.R. if you are Black.They take turns shaking down their victims and making a fortune from their 'sweet' little rackets !

Every big corporation that has anything to do with the public, black or white, have felt their little 'sting'
and pays off rather than face the bad press and picketing if they don't 'pay off ' these crooks !

Space Gravy
06-15-2008, 09:00 PM
REV. AL SOAKS UP BOYCOTT BUCKS

June 15, 2008 -- Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy's and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton's charity.

Almost 50 companies - including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase - and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton's National Action Network annual conference in April.

Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to NAN and Sharpton - who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant.

The cash flows even as the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn has been conducting a grand-jury investigation of NAN's finances.

A General Motors spokesman told The Post that NAN had repeatedly - and unsuccessfully - asked for contributions for six years, beginning in August 2000.

Then, in December 2006, Sharpton threatened to call a boycott of the carmaker over the closing of an African-American-owned GM dealership in The Bronx, and he picketed outside GM headquarters on Fifth Avenue.

Last year, General Motors gave NAN a $5,000 donation. It gave $5,000 more this year, a spokesman said, calling NAN a "worthy" organization.


In November 2003, Sharpton picketed DaimlerChrysler's Chicago car show and threatened a boycott over alleged racial bias in car loans.

"This is institutional racism," he bellowed.

In May 2004, Chrysler began supporting NAN's conferences, which include panels on corporate responsibility and civil rights and a black-tie awards dinner to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Last year, Sharpton gave Chrysler an award for corporate excellence.

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