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In The News - BP Criticized By NAACP

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BP has already received backlash because of the oil spill. Now civil rights groups are coming after the company as well.

 

Read on to find why...

 

BP is getting highly criticized by civil rights leaders about blacks being left out of the oil clean up process. The process is highly profitable and a recent NAACP investigation found that minority contractors aren't being given an opportunity.  

 

The Federal Procurement Data system report says that only $2.2 mill of the $53 mill awarded in contracts to clean up the spill have been given to businesses run by African-Americans. This is about 4.8% of the total. NAACP president Ben Jealous recently told BP CEO Tony Hayward, "contractors of color are not receiving equal consideration for opportunities to participate in mitigation efforts."  

All the while,the oil spill destroyed the businesses of many African-Americans living in the Gulf region. 

 

Do you think BP needs to give African-Americans more opportunities in the clean up effort?

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if the businesses are

if the businesses are qualified, absolutely they should be given more consideration.
Anonymous's picture

yes!

yes!
Anonymous's picture

Whatever!

Whatever!
SC's Finest's picture

yea of course!! they think

yea of course!! they think they are slick so when its finally done being cleaned up hey can say the black people didnt help that much and wont give them nearly as much money to restart their businesses
Anonymous's picture

yea of course!! they think

yea of course!! they think they are slick so when its finally done being cleaned up hey can say the black people didnt help that much and wont give them nearly as much money to restart their businesses
Anonymous's picture

what does NAACp aka Negroes

what does NAACp aka Negroes Against Another Collasped Pipe have to do about an oil spill lol
Anonymous's picture

yeah if hey are getting paid,

yeah if hey are getting paid, if not sit back and relax and let the white people do the hard work then get money from them to build your business back
Anonymous's picture

What does NAACP aka Negroes

What does NAACP aka Negroes Against Another Collasped Pipe have to do with the oil spill lol
Anonymous's picture

What does the NAACP AKA

What does the NAACP AKA Negroes Against Another Collasped Pipe
Anonymous's picture

Silly ass company...kmt

Silly ass company...kmt
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