Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson threatened Saturday to organize a boycott of Texaco, where several executives were recorded making racist remarks.
Jackson said he plans to meet with Texaco officials on Tuesday to ask about the oil company's hiring and promotion of minorities."Unless they have a definite plan, they're facing a major boycott," he said.
There was no comment from Texaco officials Saturday or confirmation of the meeting with Jackson; calls to corporate offices in New York were not answered.
The offensive statements were recorded in 1994 by an executive, Richard Lundwall, who attended meetings of the company's finance department. He said he taped them to make sure the minutes he kept would be accurate. After Lundwall's job was eliminated, however, he retired and later gave the tapes to a lawyer suing Texaco for discrimination.