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pulls convention from South Carolina to protest Rep. Wilson's outburst
Decision renews 1999 boycott over Confederate flag
(September 12, 2009) The National Newspaper Publishers Association, the
Black Press of America, has announced that it will not hold its
mid-winter conference in South Carolina scheduled for January 2010.
The organization of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers is joining the
NAACP economic boycott of the state that has been in effect since July
1999 when the South Carolina NAACP called for it as a protest of the
Confederate flag -- a symbol of racial hatred -- atop the State House
and inside the House and Senate chambers.
The boycott, still in effect, calls on groups and individuals to avoid
traveling to the state for business or pleasure and discourages
residents from visiting South Carolina beaches or patronizing
restaurants and motels.
This announcement comes on the heels of South Carolina Republican
Representative Joe Wilson's outburst of "You lie!" that broke decorum
during President Barack Obama's address to the Joint Houses of Congress
on health care reform on Wednesday Sept. 9.
Wilson's outburst was viewed as ghastly by both Democrats and
Republicans who refused to defend him.
"As African-American newspaper publishers, we stand in solidarity with
the NAACP and fully support the economic boycott of South Carolina,"
states NNPA Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr. "Rep. Wilson's remarks were
racist, disrespectful, and a disingenuous violation--not only of
President Obama - but to the institution of the presidency and only
solidified our position and the importance in not spending Black dollars
where Black people are not respected. The continued public and blatant
disrespect of President Barack Obama by members of Congress will not be
rewarded with our dollars nor will a state that continues to uphold
America's shameful past by flying the Confederate flag."
The NNPA is currently considering North Carolina in lieu of its decision
to boycott South Carolina. The group joins a host of other organizations
and businesses that refuse to hold conventions or meetings in South
Bakewell Sr., elected NNPA chairman in June, is executive publisher of
the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, the largest and most read Black
newspaper west of the Mississippi and owner of WBOK radio station in New