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Beyond the Rhetoric

Levi's Stadium: A project that will go down in infamy

Harry C. Alford | 9/20/2017, 3:15 p.m.

While the combined efforts of the (protesting) organizations have led to the award of over $25 million in contracts to Black and minority firms in recent months, the $25 million represents only 1.6 percent of the construction budget for the stadium project.

Construction on Levi's Stadium began about one and a half years ago and until the National Sports Authority entered the picture, a process reminiscent of the proverbial 'good old boys’ network was being employed by the 49ers and their development team to prevent Black and minority contractor and professional services providers from participating on the project.”

There it is my brothers and sisters. This is how it went down! It is only the latest in this continuing “horror show” known as “construction unions Project Labor Agreements” on public funded stadiums across our nation. Keep in mind that California's population is over 54% minority and they get away with these atrocities not only there but throughout America—“Land of the Free”.

The time has come for us to rise and fight this modern - day horror which we live daily. You wonder why we have such high unemployment levels—this is why!

Harry Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®

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