Non-profit civil rights activism group National Action Network, headed by Rev. Al Sharpton, has warned it will “mobilize” against McDonald’s unless the company addresses accusations of racial discrimination.
Sharpton claimed he sent a letter to McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski last week urging the company to acknowledge complaints of racism in its employment, advertising and franchising.
“We find it appalling and inexcusable that McDonald’s Corporation has not satisfied its differences with the Black community. There are lawsuits brought by Black franchises. Another brought by a Black former executive over racial discrimination from the highest levels,” Sharpton said.
From Fox News:
NAN specifically mentioned the removal of John Rogers from the McDonald's Corporation Board of Directors as an "issue" that must be addressed. "We are also outraged at the removal of John Rogers, a well-respected business leader for the Black community, from the Board of Directors. We unequivocally demand they immediately acknowledge and address these issues, or we will begin a national campaign around McDonalds. You cannot sell Black folks Big Macs and give us little justice."