Wells Fargo Banking Apartheid Fiasco
Dear Brandon Jackson, Fort Lincoln Wells Fargo Bank
Sir, my name is Dr. Randy Lancaster-Short and I am the President of the Black American Constitutional Political Action Committee (BPAC), and our nascent organization is Civil Rights advocacy group that champions the rule of law, reparative justice, representative and non-stereotypical portrayal and reportage on Black Americans, and civic engagement and participation for Black Americans in Baltimore, Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Houston, Texas, Dallas Texas, Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, Newark New Jersey, New Haven, Connecticut, Los Vegas, Nevada, Saint Louis, Missouri, and the greater New York metropolitan area. Furthermore, many of our members are pastors, grassroots activists, and independent journalists who work in partnership with grass-roots organizations, public relations firms, and conscientious attorneys—in particular, the
Middle Atlantic states. It pains us deeply when our economically-challenged members report to our staff that they perceive that they have received biased and unjust treatment in any place of business, or that they feel that their civil rights have been violated when the District of Columbia has a proactive Office of Human Rights with whom we are certain would take seriously our request for a non-compliant business or organization to be investigated and prosecuted.
My missive is pursuant to the wholly egregious manner in which one of your account holders has been treated at the . In a nutshell, Mr. Levi Thaddeus Gales, a Wells Fargo account holder with your branch who happens to be the Sergeant-at-Arms for the National Capitol Area BPAC chapter, has reported to us that YOU refused to allow him to open a savings account this month of March 2023 C.E. Secondly, Mr. Gale’s account has been hacked three times within the last twelve months, and your ability to protect his account is challenged by forces no fiducial institution worth banking with can afford. Your Wells Fargo’s branch milieu according to those with whom we have interviewed that are former employees and depositors are hostile, dystopian, and Kafkaesque. On a like note, there is something of corporate musical chairs game going on with staffing. Banking should be precise and reliable for depositors and employees alike, and somehow the telos at your bank is a cross between a blind man’s bluff and the Special Olympics. Your staff appears to be either the banking sector’s version of driving school students or Keystone Cops. A pall of fear and insecurity characterizes your staff, and people report to us that it is difficult to tell whether the staff hates the depositors or their jobs or both. I dare your corporate office to contact your workers impromptu via phone, and if you do you will see why depositors find opting to bank elsewhere is easier than cyphering through the paranoid babble of your employees. In person, it is easier to read Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa’s emotions than to understand the opacity of your staff. It is rotten from the top down. It is a pathetic managerial choice to estrange depositors from their local branch bankers because miserly, downsizing, attrition, or whatever cause for the revolving-door tenure for employees at your locations.
Our new organization seeks to gain a reputation for restoring proactive, humane, unbiased, and non-racist business conduct, and, given the current lack of public trust in the major banking corporations and the collective financial system as a whole; therefore, we are assured that the hubris of Wells Fargo will be corrected. There is an entire infrastructure to regulate the banking sector, and we will avail ourselves to bring justice to Mr. Levi Gales and all the other aggrieved depositors. The decision to dismiss or ignore Mr. Gales or this letter is wholly left to you. This letter will be published via social media, and inform your leadership that this is a starting point for remedial actions of our choosing. We will lawfully bring your egregious corporate conduct to heal.
Dr. Randy Lancaster-Short, M.Div. M.Phi., Ph.D.
cc: Shannon Hall, Wells Fargo Bank,
cc: John Allen, Wells Fargo Bank, Regional Manager
cc: Michael J. Hsu, Acting Comptroller of the Currency