There are always excuses for unconcerned people to disregard a boycott, and I suppose that FAMU has latched on to one excuse or another in appearing at the Riverfront Classic in Cincinnati. FAMU’s appearance in this corporate public relations ploy is a violation of the boycott against Cincinnati despite the disingenuous representations of event organizers. For me, honoring a boycott called by black people against a city that does things like crucifying its highest ranked black cop over a fender bender while letting white cops get away with the murder of unarmed black men is a no-brainer. And, it takes more than corporate shills to convince me that the issues are resolved or that its OK to come and spend money in that city. I cannot respect or recommend any individual, group or institution that does not understand this principle.
Leon S. Robinson2915 Losantiville Rd.Cincinnati, Ohio firstname.lastname@example.org