san francisco (coit tower)*(Via SF Examiner) – Tired of being “shut out” from The City’s top moneymaking industry, black business leaders are calling for a boycott of The City’s powerful hotel and tourism industry.

While tech has been getting many of the headlines lately, it’s tourism that drives the San Francisco economy. More than 16.5 million tourists spent nearly $9 billion in San Francisco in 2012, according to the San Francisco Travel Association.

“It’s apparent that the African-American community in San Francisco has no advocates in the public sector regarding this issue,” said Fred Jordan, president of the SFAACC. “No one seems to want to confront one of the most blatant and visible forms of discrimination affecting African-Americans in San Francisco — being shut out of San Francisco’s No. 1 industry, tourism.”

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