Reverend Ronald Wright
Civil rights leader Reverend Ronald Wright stood in his Justice Seekers Texas office in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas on March 16, 2012.
While at his office window, Reverend Wright spoke of severe economic and social divisions between central and south Dallas, and how they pertained to the Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop Protests.
Wright initially supported the protests at 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, but reversed his support after much spiritual deliberation.
The Diamond Shamrock Kwik Stop Protests began in December 2011 after a verbal altercation between the store's Korean owner, Tommy Pak, and Jeffrey Mohammad, a Student Minister of the Nation of Islam.
Mohammad challenged Pak's payment policy which required a minimum purchase of $5 when paying with credit or debit cards. Pak defended his store's policy. The situation escalated. The men traded racial slurs.
Mohammad rallied support to protest and boycott the store. Three months later, and despite third party mediation attempts by Korean and African-American community leaders, the protests continued.