Black Pastors Sue Coca-Cola For Being Racist

Black Pastors Sue Coca-Cola For Being Racist

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is a story meant to serve as a warning to children: make false claims enough and when the real thing comes along, no one will believe you. Race hustlers may need to re-read that story, because they’ve taken to claiming that everything is racist — like, for example, Coca Cola.

A lawsuit has been filed against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association by two black Washington, D.C. pastors, who claim that the companies are deceptive and lie to consumers about risks that come from drinking soda. And of course, this reflects a secret racist agenda, too.

“It’s become really clear to me that we’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets,” Pastor Delman Coates said. “There’s a great deal of misinformation in our communities, and I think that’s largely a function of these deceptive marketing campaigns.”

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“The background of this lawsuit is that there’s an epidemic of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a range of other degenerative diseases in the black and Latino communities, and really throughout America,” he continued. “For me, as a pastor, I see the toll it takes on families and children when they lose their parents much too soon. It breaks my heart and I’m saddened by the way in which we’re losing so many people.”

Pastor William Lamar agreed. “It is a matter of life and death in our communities,” he said. “Marketing for Coca-Cola is focused around health and fun and showing very sexy bodies in their advertising. You never see an obese person. If the people are consuming Coca-Cola at this rate, there is no way those bodies would look like that. It’s almost as if they are selling joy. They are equating this product with the things that people are hoping for — joy, smiles, family. But this product will not deliver that. It delivers the exact opposite. Silence around this issue is violence.”

Yes, drinking soda is violence.

The lawsuit was filed in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project. Coca Cola dismissed the accusations as “legally and factually meritless,” and said that they “will vigorously defend against them.”

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