The Giants and the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP have pledged to “discover efforts domestically and nationally to advertise justice and equal concord for all,” the group mentioned in a information launch Friday, a day after its native president and a civil-rights legal professional spoke with staff investor Charles B. Johnson by cellphone.

It was not instantly clear if that assist would come with a monetary donation from the Giants or Johnson.


The Rev. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco NAACP chapter, and legal professional John Burris each say they got here away from Thursday’s cellphone name with Johnson and Giants President Larry Baer happy that Johnson has renounced racism and sought the return of two donations to a PAC that created a racist radio advert and a U.S. Senate candidate who mentioned in Mississippi she would attend a “public hanging” if a specific supporter invited her.


“Mr. Johnson undoubtedly doesn’t espouse and assist bigotry and the poltics of Cindy Hyde-Smith,” Brown mentioned within the launch.

Brown and Burris had referred to as for a boycott of the Giants on Monday after The Chronicle reported a $5,400 donation to the Hyde-Smith reelection marketing campaign from Johnson and his spouse, Ann.

Burris mentioned Thursdsay night time he felt Johnson was honest in distancing himself from Hyde-Smith’s remark.

“His goal was to get yet one more (Republican) Senate seat,” Burris mentioned.


Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle workers author. E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @hankschulman


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