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Wed Apr 18, 2018, 09:56 AM

Boycott LA Fitness too!!!

I and a gazillion others called for a boycott of Starbucks last week and the upsurge seems to have prompted a positive response by Starbucks within days. To be fair, the company was inclined to right a wrong. They understood the horror of one of its outlets causing the unjust arrest of two black US citizens who were simply waiting for a friend before buying coffee (has anyone pointed out how POLITE and considerate that actually was and the opposite of any reason to kick them out?).

So check out the link below. Here's an LA Fitness outlet denying the entry of an African American for no reason whatsoever. He was a paid member of the club!

Boycott LA Fitness. Boycott ANY corporation which isn't actively fixing our F-d up culture. Just by BEING a large, impersonal corporation they are draining our culture of small-scale civility. If they aren't actively re-building a positive culture (like putting the vitamins back in the mass-produced bread), they have a sum negative impact on society (in my opinion, but based on a lot of sociology).

Check out the following link... and boycott LA Fitness! We certainly can't rely on our current president, or status quo corporations, to change our culture for the better:

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/watch-black-man-blocked-entering-nj-gym-hes-paid-member-even-cops-confused/

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Angry Dragon Apr 2018 #1
lunasun Apr 2018 #2
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:11 AM

1. Don't use them

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:29 AM

2. Did not apologize instead cancelled his friend's membership....never an apology ..usually they are

pissed off for having to answer for their actions once called out

Looks like that is about right in this case of both the clerk who started telling them to leave and the manager who came out

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 04:01 PM

3. Why are my posts not being read???

I posted this "Boycott LA Fitness" comment and I got two responses and 2 recommendations. Others post on the same topic (minus the boycott suggestion) but just the news portion. I get the feeling that DU likes news, but not activist sentiment.

I don't get the culture at DU. I thought it was "underground" and activist.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

4. That is, the "news only" posts get hundreds of comments and the "let's do something" post gets 2!

I've often felt that if progressives were more activist and less consumerist, we wouldn't be such a big, dumb retrograde country.

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