Black business leaders in San Francisco are calling for a boycott of the city’s hotel and tourism industry, claiming that the city’s discriminatory practices have barred black businesses and employees from benefitting from its most lucrative business.
This week, the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce issued a call for a boycott starting in the new year. On January 1, the chamber will ask all black associations not to bring their gatherings to the city. On February 1, it will request all educational organizations to join the boycott, and on March 1 it will ask all legal and medical organizations to follow suit.
The boycott stems from the SFAACC’s claims that the city’s travel industry does not advocate for its black constituents and maintains discriminatory hiring practices.
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