For the past week or so I was puzzled as to why the blog I posted "Dallas Activists: Time to close disrespectful businesses and create Do for Self opportunity in Black neighborhoods" at the top of the year started getting heavy traffic and more comments all of a sudden.
According to The Final Call, "The spark that ignited the effort and spawned a united front among religious, community and political leaders was an early December incident involving Jeffery Muhammad, the Dallas representative of the Nation of Islam. The student minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 48 said he was told “go back to Africa,” called a “monkey,” “slave,” and a “broke a-- n----r by an Asian gas store owner, following a confrontation that began with questions about minimum purchase requirements imposed by the station owner."
The Don't Stop Don't Shop protest has exceeded 40 days of action in front of the business. It has now jumped the ocean. My original blog link has been reposted on this foreign site and according to a report in the Korean Herald "The Foreign Ministry sent Cho Yoon-soo, the consul general in Houston, to Dallas to find facts and discuss countermeasures with Korean community leaders."
Wait. The Korean government is worried about what seems to be a little protest against a little gas station? It's obvious that its not small and they are concerned about losing money. From the look of these tweets from Jeffrey Muhammad, compromising is not an option:
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