Posted by Centipede Nation Staff on August 3, 2020 2:11 am

BLM Wants Louisville Businesses To Cave To Their Extortionist Demands or Face Consequences

BLM Threaten Louisville Businesses
Dozens of business owners in the downtown Louisville district found themselves being extorted by Black Lives Matter upon receiving a letter with demands aimed at bringing change to the district based on race or face consequences.

WDRB News reported that the following letters came with a deadline of Aug. 17 and a caveat that stated restaurants should cave to demands for “racial reparations”, or be prepared for an onslaught of online negative reviews and social media posts about their businesses.

The letter includes nine “demands” which state:

  1. Businesses will adequately represent the black population of Louisville by having a minimum of 23% black staff (including management) in front of house positions, and maintain commitment and accountability to increasing that number (accountability roundtable information below).
  2. Retail locations will include a minimum of 23% inventory of black retailers OR make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to black local organizations.
  3. Business owners will require diversity, equity, & inclusion training for their staffs, to be conducted by any one of the black women leaders on the attached list. Training will be conducted thereafter on a bi-annual basis.
  4. Customize your own OR display one of the attached written statements in a viable location within your business to increase awareness and show support for the reparations movement.
  5. Non-profits in NuLu district will submit to a voluntary, external audit of their board of trustees and take necessary steps towards 23% representation on those boards.
  6. Business owners & non-profit leaders will participate in quarterly roundtable discussions to be held accountable for their communities to these demands, and work together towards increased equity.
  7. Maintain adequate black representation in any entertainment and performances booked at your business.
  8. Dress code policies inherently discriminate against black folks, women, and the transgender community. You must eliminate dress code policies that promote profiling towards patrons and employees, including their hair requirements or stipulations, which can disproportionately target black folks.
  9. 23% black representation on the board of the NuLu Business Association.

Here is their ‘contract’:

Did you notice the ‘Repercussions of non-compliance’ if businesses don’t accept or adhere to the contract?

  • Reduction in Racial Index Score/bias report to the Better Business Bureau.
  • Social Media Blast: Notification, via all social media platforms, of non-compliance.
  • Boycott: Public boycott, coordinated through social media and mail announcements, of your NuLu establishment AND any other business ventures owned by you.
  • Protest: Visible, media-covered demonstrations/sit-in outside your establishment.
  • Invasive Reclamation: Placement of booths/tables outside your establishment where competing Black proprietors will offer items comparable to those offered by you.

Here is a sign they want businesses to display in their windows:

According to WAVE 3 News a Gallery owner has already caved in with additional virtue signaling by stating “I felt relieved to see the demands!… I read through them and was so happy to see that I can actually DO all these things… In my eyes, (the contract) is not a matter of providing validation to Black Louisvillians, but correcting unjust practice and sharing out opportunity. The people who need to learn the Clarksdale history are mostly white.”

Others have resisted. This past weekend, the Cuban community rallied behind restaurant owner Fernando Martinez after he was told by the BLM that he “better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with.” After Martinez was vocal about his opposition regarding the demands on social media, the BLM mafia confronted him outside his restaurant, smashed a flower pot outside his business, and accosted him on why the demands needed to be met.

Here is a screenshot of one of his Facebook posts:

Here’s a video of the Cuban community supporting the restaurant owner:

Notice the “NO 2 SOCIALISM IN AMERICA” signs? Other signs spotted read “WE ALSO HAVE A DREAM: TO LIVE WITH PEACE & JUSTICE AWAY FROM SOCIALISM” and “WE ARE PEACEFUL PEOPLE BUT DON’T TREAD ON US”.

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