THEY SET UP SHOP IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND DISRESPECT US and still expect us to patronize their business. Because they don’t expect us to fight back they expect us to rollover and take it like we have for decades.
This story from The Final Call gives a detailed and powerful analysis of a boycott situation that occurred in Dallas. According to the story, a Korean store owner got very disrespectful with the black people making purchases in his store. This led to the kind of confrontation he didn’t want.
DALLAS (FinalCall.com) – If you were anywhere near South Dallas about a year ago you would be familiar with the term “Don’t Stop, Don’t Shop.” It related to spending hard-earned #BlackDollars with the Korean owner Thomas Pak at his Diamond Shamrock gas station located on Martin Luther King Blvd. Mr. Pak’s actions, which activists said had been disrespectful and extremely combative in dealing with the Black community for years culminated in a December of 2011 confrontation with Jeffery Muhammad, the Dallas representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. The #NOI student minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 48 says he was told “go back to Africa,” called a monkey, a slave, and a “broke a– n—-r” by Mr. Pak after questions about minimum purchase requirements at the gas station.
Mr. Pak first denied that he used the slurs and insults but later tearfully apologized before news cameras amid a full scale protest that severely hurt his flow of business.
The protest which was organized by a united front including the N.O.I., Dr. Juanita Wallace and the #NAACP, #PanAfricanists, the #5Percent Nation of Gods and Earths, pastors, Cranston Alkebulan, Councilwoman Carolyn Davis and other political leaders. The protest became known as “Don’t Stop Don’t Shop” and a year later the efforts resulted in a new #BlackOwned gas station in #SouthDallas. At a Dec. 22 press conference, and grand opening of the new station, the #DontStopDontShop movement held their heads high with a sense of triumph. #blacktumblr #BlackLivesMatter #BlackUNITY #supportblack