Sunday, September 14, 2008

Please Help Boycott Books-A-Million For Selling Racist Products!

The racist creators of Obama Waffles have been claiming that they have a deal with the third largest book seller, Books-A-Million to sell their disgustingly racist product nationwide. If that is a true fact, starting tomorrow morning, I am officially asking EVERYONE to help boycott Books-A-Million!

Here is the contact information for Books-A-Million. Please call, write, and e-mail!!! Flood their business with your protests and let them know that a public company will not get away with shilling racist products on their shelves!!!

Books-A-Million, Inc.
402 Industrial Lane
Birmingham, Alabama
(205) 942-3737

P.O. Box 19768
Birmingham, Alabama

Clyde B. Anderson, Executive Chairman of the Board
Sandra B. Cochran, President, CEO
Terrance G. Finley, Executive Vice President & President
Douglas G. Markham, Chief Financial Officer


Freckles September 14, 2008 at 11:42 AM  

This disappoints me, but hardly surprises me. B-A-M has a long history of doing some pretty unsavory things, particularly to their employees of color and female employees. I know a few people who were either fired or left their jobs out of frustration, and they are all women and/or not white. I don't shop there, and I haven't in probably 5 years. Their stores are poorly stocked, the atmosphere sucks, and the customer service is terrible.

Anonymous,  September 14, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

I haven't shopped BAM in a few years, also. And I just relocated back to the East Coast from California where there are no franchises (to my knowledge). I never was pleased with this bookstore. Recently, I was at the mall and wandered in. I quickly wandered back out--just had this vibe of ickiness! And considering their HQ is in Alabama; no surprise.

Mista Jaycee September 14, 2008 at 4:55 PM  

Capitalism at it's worst. America is racist! Stop acting surpised and waiting for it to change. It's part of America's DNA! Instead concentrate on building true Black wealth, true Black empowerment.
Vote Obama, then go after every organization that sponsered this non sense til they out of business.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T September 14, 2008 at 6:17 PM  

this is amerikka

i never supported them anyway

Professor Tracey September 14, 2008 at 6:42 PM  

Sorry folks, but I want to see and hear black folks and other folks of color boycotting this place. We are currently getting your collective COLORED asses kicked in the public. WHERE IN THE HELL ARE WE?

This is the third largest book seller in the nation, it ain't just white folks buying!!!! We need to be shouting from the tops of our lungs at anyone that will listen. Black people are way too silent!!! Voting for Obama ain't enough, particularly if he loses anyway.

Let's get to work, I'm down for anything. Where in the hell are all these black bloggers?

Anonymous,  September 14, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

THANK YOU for this information, Prof. Tracey. I just sent an email to BAM with my complaint, for what it's worth. There's a new store in my area with a black manager and a nice selection of black lit (and good coffee). I shop there frequently, but I'm ready to boycott if this awful news is true.

Selena September 15, 2008 at 7:47 AM  

Damn shame. Spread the word.

Thank God for the internet!

tasha212 September 15, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

Professor Tracey,

Thanks for the head's up. I'll post a notice on my blog today.

Dan September 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM  

Yeah, I already sent an email of complaint, but how can we verify if this is, indeed, being offered by them?

If it is, I'm canceling my 'book club' membership, etc., and will definitely bring this to the attention of the store manager.

Professor Tracey September 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

Thanks to everyone that sent e-mails or are writing support blog posts already.

@Dan - other than the words of the two vendors, I have no idea if they really have a deal. I am hoping that Books-A-Million will issue a statement saying they have no deal before it gets to far or the vendors are exposed as liars.

Nsoromma September 15, 2008 at 3:58 PM  

Speaking of McCain's campaign and even Alaska, check this out

Link Alaska Women Reject Palin’ Rally is HUGE!

Check this Sunday rally in Alaska out. This rally was bigger than the pro-Palin rally, with more women! Obama has alot of supporters up there. Video and photos included. Someone find their Myspace page or somethin! Get THOSE women on Oprah...

Alaskans for Obama Photo, Protest Palin

Alaskans for Obama Photo, Crowds

Alaskans for Obama Photo, more Protesting Palin

Mista Jaycee September 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM  

Hey Prof. Tracy,
I emailed Booksamillion and here is their response.
Thank you for contacting Customer Support.

Books-a-million is a retail business and offers books and products about all candidates but does not offer support for any candidate. In the case of Obama Waffles we do not have that product in stock and will not be stocking. As for the web site we do not have any control over what other web sites put on their sites.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. We value you and hope to make your shopping experience both fun and easy! Thank you for choosing

Suzie Arney

Customer Service representative


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