What is a boycott? A boycott is basically the protest against a organization or business for a certain period of time. Boycotts have had a tremendous effect on the history of American and our lives today. Overall boycotts have changed our society greatly and have had a impact on laws and injustices in our community. Boycotts can be simple as not using a certain brand of a item or something larger like not using a transportation network. In our history there have been many boycotts that helped change our lives and become more equal. But all boycotts have a purpose and can make a huge difference.
Great American Boycott
On May 1st over 1 million people did not shop, go to school or even go to work. This was called the Great American Boycott that was striving to gain full rights for immigrants workers and there families. Some rallies were held in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and other places. This boycott was ignited by a recent March that happened and people demanded that they have equal rights. The protest was assembled by a announcement on April 10th, 2006 by The March 25 Coalition of Catholic groups.In the protest most of the people that participated were Latino and many held Mexican and El Salvadorian flags. Most people called this protest "A Day without Immigrants". When doing this protest the immigrants hopes were to have more equality.
Summer Olympics of 1980