This may have already been addressed in the forum, if not, here goes.
A black couple in Chicago has started a campaign to only purchase products and services from black owned businesses and it appears to be catching on.
I’m not black.
This seems it will further self-imposed segregation. So much for the melting pot.
Could you imagine if whites were orchestrating a nationwide exclusion of other races from the national economy? What words would be used to describe it? Apartheid? Economic lynching? Putting blacks on the back of the economic bus?
This is another harbinger of doom for what was America.
Whatever, if they wanna go so far out of their way to “buy black” let them.
You’re right it is self segregation. What I think is so uncool is that if a white person were to do the same thing it would be called “racism”.
depends. I try and buy local when i can. it’s quite a bit more expensive for some things. The gun shop is a bit more expensive than auctions. The liquer store in town is quite a bit more expensive then the MGM a few miles down the road, but I like having a few blocks away.
I really see nothing wrong with this. I decide to pay more to do business with people I like on a daily basis.
It certainly is curious to see what some people call racist. I think we all have some form of conditioning. This story doesn’t bother me at all but if it were reversed as you say, I think the little voice in the back of my head would be saying “fucking racists”. And I am certainly not senative to these types of things. Interesting.
The thing is, you did not say you go out of your way, to buy products only from your own race. Deciding to buy local is a decision to support your local economy not just your race.[/quote]
Local, race, personality, attractiveness, family, religion. We select goods and services based on a lot of things. Race isn’t any different than the others.