Fuck him and his disrespect….
If you were anywhere near South Dallas about a year ago you would be familiar with the term “Don’t Stop, Don’t Shop.”
It related to spending hard-earned Black dollars with the Korean owner Thomas Pak at his Diamond Shamrock gas station located on Martin Luther King Blvd. Mr. Pak’s actions, which activists said had been disrespectful and extremely combative in dealing with the Black community for years culminated in a December of 2011 confrontation with Jeffery Muhammad, the Dallas representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. The N.O.I. student minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 48 says he was told “go back to Africa,” called a monkey, a slave, and a “broke a– n—-r” by Mr. Pak after questions about minimum purchase requirements at the gas station.
Mr. Pak first denied that he used the slurs and insults but later tearfully apologized before news cameras amid a full scale protest that severely hurt his flow of business.
The protest which was organized by a united front including the N.O.I., Dr. Juanita Wallace and the NAACP, Pan-Africanists, the 5 Percent Nation of Gods and Earths, pastors, Cranston Alkebulan, Councilwoman Carolyn Davis and other political leaders. The protest became known as “Don’t Stop Don’t Shop” and a year later the efforts resulted in a new Black-owned gas station in South Dallas. At a Dec. 22 press conference, and grand opening of the new station, the Don’t Stop Don’t Shop movement held their heads high with a sense of triumph.