I received a press release titled, "Bay Area Welcomes 'Buy Black Only' Experiment"
That press release announced a promotional tour by a top-university-educated couple (pictured, right) who, for an entire year, pledged to shop only at African-American-owned businesses.
In other words, they were proudly proclaiming their essentially boycotting all businesses owned by Asians, Latinos, Whites, and Native Americans.
I find the racism of that troubling.
A goal of their promotional tour is to solicit sponsors to expand their efforts.
When I queried the PR firm (Flowers Communications, which cites among its clients, Sears, Wells Fargo, McDonald's, Honda, and the Chicago White Sox) that issued the press release, I found the response from its vice president, Ronald E. Childs (pictured, center) equally racist:
"Welcome to America. Jewish people advocate patronizing their own business community first, before venturing outside their own, as do Asians, Hispanics, Italians, the Irish, Polish and people of virtually every other culture."Mr. Childs additionally attempted to justify "Buy Black Only" by citing Jim Crow and lynchings.
Dear readers, your thoughts?