Renisha McBride, 19yr old, unarmed woman murdered (shot in back of head), early Saturday morning.
Police are not releasing the name of shooter and have further stated it appears to be self-defense. Also the police initially lied to family and told them her body was dumped there, rather than killed there.
I know the first question will be, what does this have to do with Boycotting Florida? This is happening all over the country.
However, it is impossible & impractical to boycott the entire country. Florida has had a disproportionate amount of racially profiled deaths of unarmed, innocent minorities. Trayvon Martin’s murder has been a catalyst in a resurgence of minority and decent people of other ethnic groups to fight these “legal lynchings”.
Boycotts are only effective when you zero in on one target, like Florida, because you can only make an example out of one area at a time.
This harkens back to the teachings of MalcolmX and Dr. Martin Luther King. They didn’t boycott the nation, they choose areas like Birmingham, Harlem etc to make an example that garnered international attention.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE STAY THE COURSE AND MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF FLORIDA, TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NATION- THE MURDER OF UNARMED, INNOCENT MINORITIES WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED.
News report here: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23876234/death-of-girl-19-in-dearborn-heights-may-have-been-self-defense-gone-wrong
If you just Boycott Orange Juice and think that product alone is going to effect the overall economy, that’s delusional.
Tourism, International Trade and the Space Industry generate more revenue than the entire agriculture industry (of which oranges are less than 1/2, beef, tomatoes and sugar are bigger).
The only way this can be effective is if you vow to boycott as many Florida Industries as possible, including orange juice.
It can be done from any state. Familiarize yourself with them using the links below. Aren’t sure which businesses are affiliated with Florida in your state & you have a smart phone, there’s a buycott app also.
List of Popular Florida Based Companies
Let’s send a strong message to Florida and the entire nation. We will no longer tolerate the unjust murder of minorities in this country any longer.
Where Are You In Your Boycott Florida Effort?
It’s been several months & about 50yrs to long, since we’ve had a serious, organized movement against racist oppression in the US. Those involved in should pat themselves on the back for opening their eyes & coming to the realization that these unpunished murders, unjust incarcerations, profiling while driving and shopping won’t end unless we do something about it.
Those that choose to ignore it or no different than the House Negros of slavery or the indifferent Negros of the Civil Rights era, that didn’t support the movement but certainly benefited from it.
So how has the Boycott Florida Effort personally effected your habits?
Have had to struggle letting go of your former favorite brands?
Have you experience pressure from family or friends to frequent Florida based restaurants or companies?
Have you found substitutes for businesses you may have patronized before?
Have thought that any Florida based business was irreplaceable and find you can’t boycott a particular business?
Please share your experience with us, so others may be enlightened and encouraged. Thank you