Students boycott Anheuser-Busch
KETV Channel 7 News (Omaha) / Jan 22, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. —Local college and high school students are building support against alcohol sales near an Indian reservation.
Creighton University students are leading a boycott of Anheuser-Busch, saying the company is doing injustice to Whiteclay, Neb., near the South Dakota border and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Students visited the reservation and said alcohol abuse and poverty are rampant. They said four liquor stores in Whiteclay sell the equivalent of 12,000 cans of beer every day with only a dozen people living in Whiteclay.
David Fuxa, president of Whiteclay Awareness Student Organization, said Anheuser-Busch sells 78 percent of the alcohol products in Whiteclay.
“We aren’t asking for a boycott on the entire alcohol industry. We are pledging a boycott on Anheuser-Busch because of their stake in the situation,” Fuxa said.
The students also want Anheuser-Busch to build an alcohol rehab center for Pine Ridge. University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Creighton Prep High School students are also involved in the campaign.