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Women’s March Leader Calls for Starbucks Boycott Due to Partnership with Jewish Group

Women’s March National Co-Chair Tamika Mallory addresses the audience at the Women’s Convention at in Detroit, October 27, 2017. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory called on her followers to boycott Starbucks Tuesday night after the coffee chain announced it would partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to develop anti-bias training for employees.

Mallory, who has been roundly criticized for her ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, accused the ADL, a Jewish advocacy group, of “attacking black and brown people.” She further demanded that Starbucks discontinue its partnership with the group, which was initiated after Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson mandated “racial bias” training for all employees in response to a rash of public criticism over the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store.

“So you are aware, Starbucks was on a decent track until they enlisted the Anti-Defamation League to build their anti-bias training. The ADL is CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people,” Mallory wrote in a statement posted to Twitter Tuesday evening. “This is a sign that they are tone deaf and not committed to addressing the concerns of black folks. Be clear what’s happening here!”

Starbucks has also partnered with the NAACP and a number of other advocacy organizations to develop the anti-bias training for its employees, which will take place on the afternoon of May 29 at 8,000 U.S. store locations.

“I know she will fight to keep ADL in line, but they should never have been enlisted in the first place,” Mallory said of NAACP Legal Fund president Sherrilyn Ifill in a separate statement.

The ADL was one of a number of Jewish organizations that criticized Mallory in February after she attended Farrakhan’s speech at the Nation of Islam Convention. Farrakhan praised Mallory in the speech, which was replete with anti-Semitic conspiracies. Mallory has refused to condemn Farrakhan and has gone so far as to suggest that his words were justified because Jesus also made enemies of Jewish people.

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