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Couple's 'buy black' experiment becomes a movement

I have lots of respect for someone who actually walks the walk.

I think that this is empowering and that people should spend their money wherever they want. The more affluent people get the more self sufficient and stable their lives become.

This is something that is good for the communities and the economy.

Who's John Galt.

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"We have the real power to do something, to use the money we spend every day to solve our problems," Maggie Anderson said recently at a meet-and-greet in Atlanta.

True, similarly, I make sure NOT to buy anything made in Israel or buy from any company that supports it or does business with it. Works both ways!
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"We have the real power to do something, to use the money we spend every day to solve our problems," Maggie Anderson said recently at a meet-and-greet in Atlanta.

True, similarly, I make sure NOT to buy anything made in Israel or buy from any company that supports it or does business with it. Works both ways!
Your just anti semitic. [sarcasm]

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There are some good aspects to this idea and some bad. It could actually end up driving the races further apart.
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Your just anti semitic. [sarcasm]
I'm glad you are being sarcastic, some here actually believe that I am anti-Semitic.
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If I were to say I would patronize only white owned businesses, I would be called a racist. Why is there no outrage?

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Interesting stuff, and before this thread goes down hill and eventually locked I would like to comment on what they are doing. Its a good sign to see African Americans wanting to try and support people of and in their community. For years in the Ghetto's of American you see businesses ran by every other cultures except for the culture that populates the area. I have been a strong advocate of communities taking control of their economy. In Williamsburg Brooklyn, the Jewish community is thriving by supporting their communities' economy. Same goes for Little Italy, Little China, China town, and other districts where a certain ethnic group lives and thrives because of such support.

If this practice had been done in some of the most depressed areas then I would assume, the demand for African American owned business would have been greater, hence the need for better education, better living conditions, and a sense of ownership in one's own community. At times; like with all things there is the extreme, but with the right intentions behind every action some good can come of it.






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If I were to say I would patronize only white owned businesses, I would be called a racist. Why is there no outrage?
Same reason there's no NAAWP.
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If I were to say I would patronize only white owned businesses, I would be called a racist. Why is there no outrage?
Like I mentioned in some cases there tend to be extremes, but if you come from the these depressed communities you would see that if structured correctly it can actually benefit an entire community to take responsibility of not only their future but the opportunities that's afforded to them by our country.






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If I were to say I would patronize only white owned businesses, I would be called a racist. Why is there no outrage?
I have been called worse by not patronizing some businesses. I guess, once you or your race have become a victim, you can get away with anything because you can play the sympathy card every time and it works. Look at Israel with the Holocaust thing, African Americans with the slavery thing. Although these happened a long time ago and today these things should not matter, these things i do not believe will go away. They will never be called racists and the term "reverse racism" today even is laughed upon although it is very real.

Playing the devil's advocate, I can see something good coming out of this from the African American society. On the whole, there are very few models, very few people to look up to, very few role models in the black community IMO. Very few Obama-like families exist. Most of the men aged 18-38 years, unfortunately rot in prison (I don't remember the exact percent but it is extremely high!). Maybe this will bring a sense of pride? I don't know. If it does anything to benefit them, then I would support it, in fact, I would take part in it. However, I would need to see some results of this study/experiment.

Sly's comments definitely make sense to me.

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