If you haven’t heard, a contingent of black radio talk-show hosts are calling for a national economic boycott Friday to protest what they consider racial and economic injustices across the country.
Warren Ballentine has enlisted help from other radio personalities, including Michael Baisden and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
He said the one-day boycott is designed to call attention to a series of national concerns, ranging from displays of nooses to wrongly jailed youth to the U.S. mortgage crisis.
“I’m a lawyer and I’m seeing a lot of people across the board suffer from the mortgage crisis,” he said. “I’m asking all Americans to participate, not just blacks. I’m asking people–if you can–don’t spend any money.”
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
So, what do you think? Will it work? Is it sending the wrong message? Could it damage our economy? I’m sure there are plenty of opinions on this, so I’ll leave it open to discussion in the comments.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.