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BLM Uses ‘Mafia Tactics’ To Threaten Cuban Restaurant Owner With Diversity Demands

“Be careful what you wish for…”

The owner of a Cuban restaurant in Louisville has decried a list of ‘diversity demands sent to him and dozens of other small business owners by Black Lives Matter activists – which include guaranteeing that at least 23% of staff are black, 23% of the business’s supplies are from black-owned retailers, and 1.5% of their net sales go to black charities. They also need to publicly display a sign showing their support for the movement.

If they don’t comply, the business owners face a series of “repercussions,” including social media shaming, ‘invasive reclamation’ where black owned businesses would set up competing ‘booths and tables’ outside the stores, and they would have ‘their storefronts fucked with,’ according to the Daily Mail.

The letter was sent to business owners in the city’s ‘NuLu’ East Market District during a July 24 protest which forced some area businesses to close. BLM argues that the neighborhood was only able to flourish after a housing project was demolished in the 2000s, which ‘robbed the black community of opportunities and wiped out their homes,’ according to the report.

Fernando Martinez, who owns La Bodeguita de Mima, claims that one of the activists warned him: ‘You better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with.

For the next two days after the protest, he claims he kept his restaurant closed because staff feared for their safety. It meant that more than 30 staff members were not able to earn a paycheck.

He took to Facebook to accuse them of ‘mafia tactics’ and said that while he respects the movement and wants to support it, it’s unfair for his business and safety to be threatened.

‘There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in.

All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?’ he wrote on Facebook. –Daily Mail

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William H Warrick III MD
William H Warrick III MD
August 4, 2020

Tell him to call the Police. Ha, Ha, Good luck with that.

Il Consigliere Pompeo
Il Consigliere Pompeo
August 5, 2020

Was the shakedown anything like Trump forcing TikTok’s bargain basement sale under duress and then demanding a cut on top of it?

Eric Estrada
Eric Estrada
Reply to  Il Consigliere Pompeo
August 6, 2020

Just wait until he sinks Nord & Turk Stream and demands 20% right off the top, of those ‘freedom molecules’ spreading happiness and joy to the European aborigines.

John Ellis
August 5, 2020

Truth is, life would be most excellent if no one could tell a lie.
Problem is, there will always be liars so long as our gullible
majority loves any lie that promises something for nothing.

John Ellis
August 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter wants the white more educated upper-half of society in Portland to stop hoarding all the land, wealth and political power.
And so, the 51% most wealthy have a choice, give up half of all their land, wealth and power in Portland, or increase their police force by about 20%.

John Ellis
August 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, it will bring about only one change,
an increase in the police force of about 15%.

For Portland is a democracy, which means that the 51% most wealthy
hoard all the land, wealth, healthcare, political power and each and
every officer in law enforcement.

Eric Estrada
Eric Estrada
Reply to  John Ellis
August 6, 2020

I once knew a very wise Native American that his tribe called Broken Record. Ever hear of him?

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