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Outrage over Arizona's immigration law was justified, but L.A.'s boycott proved to be a farce

Outrage over Arizona's immigration law was justified, but L.A.'s boycott proved to be a farce

A boycott can be a powerful form of political protest, inflicting economic damage in an effort to influence behavior. 

There is a long list of boycotts throughout history that have helped right injustices: Economic and cultural sanctions on South Africa helped bring down that government’s repressive apartheid regime. The United Farm Workers’ grape boycott helped secure union contracts and better working conditions. And just this year, Georgia’s governor vetoed a bill that would have sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians after film studios, the National Football League and major corporations threatened to take their...

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