Was listening to todays edition of The Peoples Talk Show on Genesis Radio 91.6FM 2pm – 6pm, and Sister Jacqui guest was talking about a current movement taking place in Peckham, to boycott certain stores because of the manner in whcih these various store owners treat their African Caribbean customers.
Read the information below
(taken from the One Million House Holds Facebook Page)
Retail BOYCOTT Khan’s Mobile phones131Ryel Lane Packham SE15
Khan’s Foodstore 132-136 Rye Lane Peckahm SE15
Saturday 22nd September 2012 1pm to 8pm
BOYCOTT at Rye Lane Peckham by Rye Lane Rail Station
Blackpound Retail BOYCOTT
The Black Pound’s NOT walking down Rye Lane on Saturdays… and that’s just for starters…
Khan’s not going to know what hit him and his fellow traders for threatening to beat and chasing a young African CUSTOMER!
The Blackpound’s moving out of Rye Lane SE15
We need the cooperation of the WHOLE ENTIRE COMMUNITY to totally BOYCOTT Khan’s enterprises at these addresses and this area in general by Rye Lane Rail station. Please, if you MUST shop in Rye Lane visit African Community retailers towards the top of Rye Lane… Please shop from 127 Rye Lane upwards to 27 Rye Lane towards the Green.
We are going to be present with a physical BOYCOTT demonstration every Saturday from 1pm and increase this to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, daily during October, African History Month!
Please if you can not make it down to the physical street BOYCOTT demonstration out side Khan’s Mobile Phones – 131Rye Lane Packham SE15 and Khan’s Foodstore -132-136 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4RZ Please be so kind as to mention this in any media that you can or forwards to friends and family.. Let’s spread the word…
We as local African customers are sick to death of shops and retail premises treating ‘Us’ as criminals, especially those owned by other social groups treating ‘US’ badly by:
o Committing assaults upon ‘US’ as African people… particularly the men in ‘Our’ community… Then having retailers work with the Police by lying, and making false statements to criminalise or ban ‘US’ from the premises after such harassment or assaults.
o Threatening with weapons African customers who complain about bad treatment , or short changing, or short measures.
o Making sexual advances and sexual innuendos to African women as CUSTOMERS!
o Spitting or urinating in or on food that is assumed to only be consumed by African’s.
o Urinating in food preservation fluids, whilst the ‘salt-fish’ and such fresh fish products which are being offered for sale to African customers.
o Banging or literally throwing change at African CUSTOMERS!
o Short-changing African customers… Thinking that ‘WE’ are unintelligent, therefore unable to workout what the correct change should be.
o £20 Note scam – Cheating African customers when given a £20 note, and auguing that it was a £10 offered to them. Always make sure, you say, this is a £20 note whenever handing over a £20, or mark your £20 notes, so that the police can be called, to verify the make on a not in the till…
o Giving or making ‘short-measures’ for African customers.
o Grabbing money from African CUSTOMERS hands.
o Giving funny looks or showing reluctance to print till receipts or worst refusing to give receipts even after three or four kind polite request.
o Limiting our children to just two or three in a shop at any time.
o Asking any innocuous ‘question, after being kindly asked for goods or a service, and refusing to move until that question is answered, on condition that you answer. The conditional president question’, on the pretext of creating a situation whereby they can then, ask you to leave the premises. As your failure to answer means this. The basis of the question, is to show that it is Not important what you ask as an African, it’s the question, they ask you, their question or request put to you, that determines, where or Not business will proceed.. It’s not like when shops would have NO IRISK, NO DOGS, NO NIGGERS outside.. It’s a more covert version of blatant racism… With the ultimate aim of calling the Police, to reinforce their racism.
Given all these long-going, long-standing issues and ill-treatment by retailers made worst; in an area like Rye Lane, where so many African people spend so much money only to be treated as second-class customers, and worst even being assaulted by staff or the owners of shops, who then try to work with the prejudiced institutionally racist police to criminalize ‘US’ as just CUSTOMERS and PATRONS of these retail outlet… We’ve simply had enough!
Organizations Supporting and organizing the BOYCOTT and Demonstration:
Reel Ashanti Justice Centre – Jacqui – 07940483768
UK Black Family Household Union – One Million Households – Warren – 07983611181
Zero Nation – ZeroNation.co.uk – Amina – 07947529668
If you have information about the assault or saw the young boy being chased into Rye Lane station, about 4.45pm Wednesday 5th September, or any information you fee may be useful…
If you or your organization or one you know of should like to help or get involved in the BOYCOTT please contact one of the existing organiser to add your name and clout to the cause…
Please join the BOYCOTT at Rye Lane Peckham by Rye Lane Rail Station every Saturday… 1pm until 8pm
Please send any info you have on Black owned community shops that support ‘Our’ community to 1MH@gmx.com One Million Households – 129 Abbeville Road SW4 9JL
1MH Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21722268737
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Galaxy FM 102.5 www.galaxyafiwe.com