Congressional Black Caucus to Protest Verdict by Putting Black People Out of Work

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I won’t even bother pointing out that three of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are from Florida. Are they proposing to boycott themselves?

A number of House Democrats are lining up behind the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s threat for an economic boycott of Florida following the not-guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are fierce critics of the process that led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting last year of the Florida teenager. Exerting pressure on Florida’s economy as Jackson is suggesting, they said, could help overturn the state’s controversial stand-your-ground laws that many contend contributed to the tragedy.

Stand Your Ground had nothing to do with the actual legal issues of the case. And those laws statistically benefit black people more than white people.

“That’s probably the best strategy, because people understand dollars and cents,” Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said Friday. “And they understand, if there’s a significant drop-off in revenues – at conventions, at Disney World and Universal Studios – that that will get the attention of the powerful.”

I’m sure no black people work at either of those places. Or in Florida’s hospitality industry. The Congressional Black Caucus’ brilliant plan is to put black people out of work to protest a jury verdict that was already made.

 

  • cathy

    “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We’ve got to face that. And we’ve got to do something about our moral standards,” DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TOLD A CONGREGATION IN 1961. “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”

  • DogmaelJones1

    Most politicians share with the denizens of Hollywood a serious surfeit of intelligence about real world actions and consequences. Why should we be surprised that politicians from Florida would advocate a policy that guarantee their not being reelected?

  • OfficialPro

    Democrats would cut off their noses to spite their faces.

  • T.A.

    I’m curious, what is your source or evidence for the statement that Stand Your Ground statistically benefits blacks more than whites? I’d like to have it for conversations with liberals in case it comes up.

  • Muck Fuslims

    I think it’s a great idea for afrocan-americans to boycott Florida, I think they should really take a stand and move out, leave Florida completely and take all their money with them! That would really show them who’s boss!!!!

  • BenJabo1Machal

    Book a cruise ship to Africa, after they arrive, scuttle the ship so that it can’t make a return voyage

    • BlakScum

      SHAME on YU !!!!!

      NI^^ERS are HUMAN—–JUST ASK THEM !!!!!

      ME—-I HOPE THEY ALL BOYCOTT FLORIDA—–

      NO NI^^ERS IS A GOOD THING for HUMANS!!!!!

  • Patscholar

    Insanity doesn’t get much more obvious than this – black elected officials from Florida are going to get black workers fired to protest Martin case so they can then go on welfare or workman’s comp and become an even bigger drain on the economy – brilliant, just what we need to build this country up! No doubt Obama and Holder subscribe to this policy.

  • Gee

    I remember just a couple of years ago everybody was going to boycott Arizona for enforcing Federal immigration laws. Hasn’t hurt Arizona one single cent