November 10, 1996 in Nation/World

Jesse Jackson Vows Boycott Of Texaco

Compiled From Wire Services

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson threatened Saturday to organize a boycott of Texaco, where several executives were recorded making racist remarks.

Jackson said he plans to meet with Texaco officials on Tuesday to ask about the oil company’s hiring and promotion of minorities.

“Unless they have a definite plan, they’re facing a major boycott,” he said.

There was no comment from Texaco officials Saturday or confirmation of the meeting with Jackson; calls to corporate offices in New York were not answered.

The offensive statements were recorded in 1994 by former executive Richard Lundwall. Texaco Chairman Peter Bijur apologized last week and said he had suspended two of the executives involved who still work for the company.

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