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Boycott Of Texaco To Continue, Foes Say

Civil rights leaders said Tuesday that Texaco is not doing enough to remedy the racial discrimination ills uncovered earlier this month, so the boycott of the oil company will continue.

A coalition of women’s rights groups and black leaders said they were disappointed with an update from Texaco officials about proposed hiring and policy changes.

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Rainbow Coalition leader Jesse Jackson warned they’ll call for nationwide stock divestiture in two weeks if Texaco doesn’t present a comprehensive plan with goals and timetables for the hiring and advancement of minorities and women.

“After listening to the presentation that was made today … it was clear that the same sense of urgency does not seem to be taking place at Texaco,” Mfume said.

Texaco President Peter Bijur had agreed to begin Dec. 12 announcing policy changes.