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African-American activists call for boycott of Koch products in wake of Zimmerman verdict
redalertpolitics.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Melissa Quinn

Posted on 08/24/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

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.

The town hall, sponsored by Rock the Vote, among other organizations, addressed concerns from members of the African-American community and featured a panel of six speakers: Boyd, Louisa Davis, Jessica Frances Dukes, Dr. Dennis Rogers, Dawn Ursula and Gabriel Rojo. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) was also in attendance for a brief period of time.

The group acted to facilitate a dialogue on the actions of Zimmerman — the 29-year-old Hispanic man who shot and killed Martin, an African-American — and called Martin’s death the catalyst for a “renewed civil rights movement.”

“To me, it’s a continuation of a tough conversation … that puts more to our argument that there can never be justice on stolen land,” said Rogers, an assistant professor of political science at Bowie State University.

While many on the panel believed Zimmerman killed Martin because of his race, others saw it as a failure of the justice system, faulting the jury’s inability to see past Martin’s black skin and Zimmerman’s white complexion. The six-person jury consisted of five white women and one Hispanic woman.

“Emmett Till was a young prince who broke our hearts years ago, but now, I guess what I want to say is I don’t want to blame George Zimmerman,” said Davis, an adjunct professor at Montgomery College. “I want us to look at the system that let him free and not make it personal … It’s the propagation of fear and we have to take our legal system back from fear.”

Following Zimmerman’s acquittal, many African-Americans took to the streets of major metropolitical cities nationwide in protest. The Rev. Al Sharpton called on the Department of Justice to bring up civil rights charges against Zimmerman. And even President Obama spoke about his disappointment surrounding the not guilty verdict, saying Martin could have been him.

Still, many remain standing in solidarity with Martin. Earlier this month, Ebony magazine unveiled four tribute covers to the Florida teen, one featuring Martin’s family and three featuring well known African-American men and their sons and the words “We Are Trayvon.” Additionally, Oprah Winfrey spoke openly about the case with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, saying Martin paralleled Till.


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Someone list out all the stuff these racists won't buy. I'll be sure to buy them. In bulk.
2 posted on 08/24/2013 1:22:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ok, I must have missed something. Exactly what does Koch Industries have to do with the Zimmerman / Martin shooting? I can see a call for or against Kel-Tec .... but Angle soft toilet paper???

I don’t get it. Would someone please explain this to me.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 1:24:02 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Tailgunner Joe

LOL, these people definitely have $#!+ for brains. Boycott the Koch products, and put more minorities on unemployment?? Yeaaah, that’s the ticket!


4 posted on 08/24/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

”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.”

What a complete idiot. Socialism is the new god of the black community.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 1:24:34 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Tailgunner Joe

blah, blah blah...I have heard little ducks fart underwater before....


6 posted on 08/24/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Opinions other than those held by the black, racist haters are not tolerated.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Tailgunner Joe
George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin

"And the truth of the matter is, Emmett Till became a symbol for those times, as Trayvon Martin has become a symbol for this time. I mean, there are multiple Trayvon Martins whose names never make the newspapers or the headlines. The circumstances surrounding that allowed it to be, but there were multiple Emmett Tills. There were multiple lynchings. There were multiple, you know, young black boys..." - Oprah Winfrey

" We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin." - President of the United States Barack Hussein 0bama

8 posted on 08/24/2013 1:26:11 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: taxcontrol
I don’t get it. Would someone please explain this to me.

The workings of the liberal, race-baiting mind cannot be explained.

9 posted on 08/24/2013 1:26:24 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Revolting cat!

Including the refreshing Kochy-Cola?


10 posted on 08/24/2013 1:26:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Trayvon Martin - darwin award.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

who all knows what products are koch brothers related?

average trayvon is going to react with “I ain’t boycottin coke, that’s my soda!”


12 posted on 08/24/2013 1:26:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Darren McCarty

The difference between Till and Martin is that Till didn’t what he deserved. Martin did.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: taxcontrol
Good afternoon.

Would someone please explain this to me.

I can't. Don't know why I read the whole article. I now feel five IQ (EQ) points less in intelligence.

I have wasted two minutes of my life.

5.56mm

14 posted on 08/24/2013 1:28:32 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: taxcontrol
I don’t get it. Would someone please explain this to me.

I too fail to see the connection.

15 posted on 08/24/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: B.O. Plenty

The ghetto will be bereft without Coke products. Would that include Pepsi and Arizona Tea?


16 posted on 08/24/2013 1:29:15 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

I wonder if the event's participants know just how tragic and revealing that title is. Don't guess they do.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 1:31:56 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Tailgunner Joe
not to buy from that company that created those ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

I think of a good way of describing this "reverend" without insulting honest morons in the process.

18 posted on 08/24/2013 1:32:12 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

the streets of major metropolitical cities nationwide in protest.

Metropolitical ?
These communists suck.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 1:32:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

——at an event titled “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin: A Town Hall Meeting on Black Bodies and American Racism” -——

I wonder if they understand how unbelievably ironic that title is as a condemnation of black culture....


20 posted on 08/24/2013 1:32:50 PM PDT by Popman
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To: taxcontrol

The article is poorly written. I think it probably has something to do with ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, to which the Koch brothers donate and which supposedly had something to do with the proliferation of stand-your-ground laws in the past decade or two.


21 posted on 08/24/2013 1:33:03 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Popman
I saw the same thing you did. You said it better.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Angel Soft toilet paper, Brawny paper towels and Vanity Fair napkins

All those products happen to be ... white. Hmmmmmmm ....
23 posted on 08/24/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Have I been drinking? Perhaps I’m stoned?? This makes about as much sense as a fish playing an accordion.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 1:34:09 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ho Hum. If they aren’t on food stamps list, who cares?


25 posted on 08/24/2013 1:34:50 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...that there can never be justice on stolen land....

Can someone explain the above to me? What's the remedy being proposed? Return the land to some American Indian tribe somewhere? Or steal the land from those who "stole" it?

26 posted on 08/24/2013 1:35:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Huh? What? Liberalism is a mental disorder. And it is getting worse.

BTW This will work about as well as the boycott of Rush. In other words not at all.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 1:35:51 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, me, too. :)


28 posted on 08/24/2013 1:36:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yo, african people residing in America... I dont care anymore. I use to care a lot but you have turned me... I have no sympathies for the visible consequences of your self destructive culture and ways... Nobody to blame anymore but yourselves.

I use to pray for you... no more


29 posted on 08/24/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

From another website...

Koch Industry Gasoline:

Chevron
Union
Union 76
Conoco

Koch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins

Koch Industry/Invista Products:

COMFOREL® fiberfill
COOLMAX® fabric
CORDURA® fabric
DACRON® fiber
POLYSHIELD® resin
SOLARMAX® fabric
SOMERELLE® bedding products
STAINMASTER® carpet
SUPPLEX® fabric
TACTEL® fiber
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATE® polyols
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
THERMOLITE® fabric
PHENREZ® resin
POLARGUARD® fiber and
LYCRA® fiber

Georgia Pacific Building products

Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
Flexrock
Densglass sheathing
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-
Agricultural Plaster
Arts & Crafts Plaster
Dental Plaster
General Purpose Plaster
Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG)
Industrial Tooling Plaster
Investment Casting Plaster
Medical Plaster
Metal Casting Plaster
Pottery Plaster
FibreStrong Rim board
G/P Lam board
Blue Ribbon OSB Rated Sheathing
Blue Ribbon Sub-floor
DryGuard Enhanced OSB
Nautilus Wall Sheathing
Thermostat OSB Radiant Barrier Sheathing
Broadspan Engineered Wood Products
XJ 85 I-Joists
FireDefender Banded Cores
FireDefender FS
FireDefender Mineral Core
Hardboard and Thin MDF including Auto Hardboard,
Perforated Hardboard and Thin MDF
Wood Fiberboard -
Commercial Roof Fiberboard
Hushboard Sound Deadening Board
Regular Fiberboard Sheathing
Structural Fiberboard Sheathing


30 posted on 08/24/2013 1:36:35 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: M Kehoe

I feel 25 IQ higher because of this... use it to our advantage..


31 posted on 08/24/2013 1:36:58 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: TigersEye
If black folks want to boycott white owned businesses, maybe whites should boycott ANY businesses that have black employees???

Is that where we're headed? I've never seen America so divided along racial lines. I thought a half-black president was going to unite us...

32 posted on 08/24/2013 1:37:13 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is literally insane: ““We’re asking people not to buy from that company that created those ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws,””

Actually and truly literally completely disconnected from reality.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 1:37:24 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...Zimmerman’s white complexion.

Wut?

34 posted on 08/24/2013 1:37:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.kochind.com/Companies/?gclid=CIPJy_r3lrkCFS9eQgodzzYAQQ


35 posted on 08/24/2013 1:38:55 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Errant

“...boycott any busineses with black employees.” Like the NBA or the NFL?


36 posted on 08/24/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Koch Industries is a $15,000,000,000 company. Assuming 10,000 people, I’m trying to be optimistic, join the boycott and stop buying Angel Soft toilet paper.

Not a drop in the bucket. Mostly because not all of those 10,000 people were buying Angel Soft to start with.


37 posted on 08/24/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This may be the dumbest thing I ever heard.

Hey, I'll use this as a guide! I propose that there be a boycott of any product from Africa due to the murders of the White little girl, and the jogger, and the WWII veteran, and countless others, by AFRICAN------americans.

Makes a whole lot more sense... I doubt the Koch brothers were even in FL when Zimmerman defended his life.

I have no doubt this was be called "racist" by the "real RACISTS!"

Mark

38 posted on 08/24/2013 1:43:18 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: masadaman

There’s always Hockey and NASCAR... lol


39 posted on 08/24/2013 1:43:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: All
not to buy from that company that created those ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

The Racist Roots of Gun Control.

SYG, Castle Doctrine and other self defense laws have roots in the push back against Jim Crow laws. Yet today's “black leaders” line up to help the Progressives destroy all of the progress made to secure black families.

The Castle Doctrine & Stand Your Ground – The Trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet TheConservativeTreeHouse

No Guns for Negroes Part One (video 10:00)

No Guns for Negroes Part Two (video 9:45)

Equal Gun Rights (video 0:52)

The Never Again Campaign (video 0:30)

The NRA Was Created To Protect Freed Slaves From The KKK & The Democratic Party, and Everyone Else From a Tyrannical Government LiveLeaks video 3:08

40 posted on 08/24/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: taxcontrol

I give up. Maybe this is satire?


41 posted on 08/24/2013 1:44:20 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Boy, I sure hope they don’t get confused and stop using toilet paper.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 1:46:38 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Drango
I disagree. It doesn't make that much sense.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 1:48:23 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: taxcontrol

Thank you.

Again, what does Koch have to do with the Trayvon case?

Not to mention, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: liberty or death
I don’t get it. Would someone please explain this to me.

I can explain it to you, but to understand it, you'll need a lobotomy.

45 posted on 08/24/2013 1:51:18 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Fine.

A very small percentage of 13% of the population.

Let 'em raise all the Hell they want.

46 posted on 08/24/2013 1:52:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: masadaman
“...boycott any busineses with black employees.” Like the NBA or the NFL?

At the very least, insist on hiring parity. One white basketball player for every black basketball player. Heya!

47 posted on 08/24/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry, but these individuals are just plain stupid.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 1:52:53 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Errant
Since 93% of African-Americans voted for a lawless commie (twice) I already refuse to do business with any African-American. Not because they are black but because they are commies. Why should I undergo the effort to find out if an African-American businessman is one of the 7%? They need to make that known themselves if they want my business.
49 posted on 08/24/2013 1:53:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: masadaman

> “...boycott any busineses with black employees.” Like the NBA or the NFL?

Negro Football League, African American Football Leage, and the Negro Basketball Association...


50 posted on 08/24/2013 1:59:19 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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