Family "Buying Black" for Year

Family "Buying Black" for Year

There are 20 comments on the CBS News story from Jul 28, 2009, titled Family "Buying Black" for Year. In it, CBS News reports that:

Chicago residents Maggie Anderson, left, and her husband John Anderson have decided to dedicate a year to living off of only businesses run by African-Americans. There's a grassroots movement growing in America -- African Americans patronizing only black businesses to force a change in the local economy.

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adam

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jul 29, 2009
why is this not racist on their part?? If a white family was to vow to only buy products from white owner and operated businesses they would be labeled as racist. How does a country ever try to become one when the black race strives to keep everything separate?? Do you really want equality, then why do you try so hard to be separate??

Since: May 07

Oxon Hill, MD

#2 Jul 29, 2009
adam wrote:
why is this not racist on their part?? If a white family was to vow to only buy products from white owner and operated businesses they would be labeled as racist. How does a country ever try to become one when the black race strives to keep everything separate?? Do you really want equality, then why do you try so hard to be separate??
LOL It's not being racist,it's being prejudice.They decided to do this to help improve the black community.Besides, Latinos and Asians do the exact same thing, but like always, you whites have to single us out and make a big issue out of it.Besides, it was you whites who invented that seperate but equal policy, not us blacks.
North Star

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Jul 29, 2009
adam wrote:
why is this not racist on their part?? If a white family was to vow to only buy products from white owner and operated businesses they would be labeled as racist. How does a country ever try to become one when the black race strives to keep everything separate?? Do you really want equality, then why do you try so hard to be separate??
White families already do. Majority of businesses are white owned. There is nothing wrong w/ putting money into our own communities. Lord knows no one else will.

“keep it fair across the board!”

Since: Dec 06

Texas

#4 Jul 29, 2009
I would like to see this as a reality show.
to see how it works out.
Lawn Jockey

Cabot, AR

#5 Jul 29, 2009
North Star wrote:
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There is nothing wrong w/ putting money into our own communities.
All you can buy is stolen wheel spinners.
adam

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 29, 2009
If we openly stated that we would do something like that there would be a lawsuit and big up roar on national television. We would probably so lucky to have Al Sharpton make an appearance. Most businesses are not white owned and operated, affirmative action has eliminated that game, it has forced many companies to hire less qualified people to meet their race quotas. That is the truth.

Since: Mar 08

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 29, 2009
Mack the Great wrote:
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LOL It's not being racist,it's being prejudice.They decided to do this to help improve the black community.Besides, Latinos and Asians do the exact same thing, but like always, you whites have to single us out and make a big issue out of it.Besides, it was you whites who invented that seperate but equal policy, not us blacks.
You damn FOOL Mack racism/prejudice is one in the same and go hand in hand..(((((SMHB&F)))))

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre...

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism
Confusious Kwesi

London, UK

#8 Jul 29, 2009
It wouldnt work here,we would all starve.Groceries dominated by whites and Asians.
Go for it AA,it makes sense.

Since: May 07

Oxon Hill, MD

#9 Jul 29, 2009
Can We Talk wrote:
<quoted text>You damn FOOL Mack racism/prejudice is one in the same and go hand in hand..(((((SMHB&F)))))
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre...
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism
Wrong.They are different although closely related.Did you read the exact definitions in those links?If you did, you would know that you can't call that racist according to the definition on that link since it implies that we as blacks think we are superior to rule all over people and in this case, the grocery industry.So basically I fail to see your point.........

Since: May 07

Oxon Hill, MD

#10 Jul 29, 2009
Lawn Jockey wrote:
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All you can buy is stolen wheel spinners.
And all you can buy is meth, mojo, bozo, whippets,incest and bestiality porn and etc.
adam

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 30, 2009
The point im trying to make is very simple......why do all minorities cry about equality but yet do everything in their power to be segragated?????That is the million dollar question.
adam

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jul 30, 2009
ANother thing, why is there BET? very prejudice form of entertainment. Why do we have all black colleges? Try having an all white college and see how many laswsuits pop up. NAACP, why dont we have a group that promotes equality for the white race? Dont say because everything is already white owned and operated and all schools are already white because that is a damn lie. IM jsut saying why can blacks have their own sections in the U.S. but whites can have nothing that is all white or it is racist?
souljatruth

Ridgewood, NY

#14 Jul 30, 2009
What is the uproar about? Every ethnic group in this country patronize their own businesses. Would you ask this question of a hispanic, asian, middle eastern, african, european practicing jews? NO. So why the uproar because African Americans want to patronize their own? The hipocracy is disgusting.
souljatruth

Ridgewood, NY

#15 Jul 30, 2009
adam wrote:
The point im trying to make is very simple......why do all minorities cry about equality but yet do everything in their power to be segragated?????That is the million dollar question.
We have our own because we are excluded from yours. Simple.
adam

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jul 31, 2009
If you were excluded why did the us desegragate back in the 60's??? I grew up in a county that was about about half white and half black, I nver knew anything about racism until I got into high school. It disgusted me to hear all the negativity and racial bashing by the blacks. Every exscuse was "its because im black"....that is such b.s., affirmative action is b.s., if people would quit making exscused and just making something of themselves that bullshit exscuse would not work. There is more to life than rapping or professional sports.

Since: May 07

Oxon Hill, MD

#19 Jul 31, 2009
_MAXX_ wrote:
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And you feel a MAJORITY of us white people actually BELIEVE WE ARE SUPERIOR to everyone else?
In this day and age, how is that even possible to feel that way considering that we aremixed up with many different races of people. I just don't see it and I work in a large building in a downtown area and there are all types of people.
I'll admit you bring up a good point about that, but the rest of your white brethren feel that way, not you.Even though America is multiracial, we whites and blacks are predominantly of white and black ancestry that makes us more white or black, so in a way, that does make formidable sense.

“Don't ask me for s**t”

Since: Jul 09

South Central Los Angeles

#20 Jul 31, 2009
adam wrote:
If you were excluded why did the us desegragate back in the 60's??? I grew up in a county that was about about half white and half black, I nver knew anything about racism until I got into high school. It disgusted me to hear all the negativity and racial bashing by the blacks. Every exscuse was "its because im black"....that is such b.s., affirmative action is b.s., if people would quit making exscused and just making something of themselves that bullshit exscuse would not work. There is more to life than rapping or professional sports.
You're making yourself look like a racist. Your last sentence gave it away.
istherehope4

Baton Rouge, LA

#21 Jul 31, 2009
white peoples biggest fear is black power so you know they are going to bitch. As long as whites have the power its all good.
216 Elite

Cleveland, OH

#22 Oct 28, 2010
bump it up for the masses.....we need to do consistently do this everyday in all afrikan communities all over amerikkka.

BAPF
Blunt Mocker

Nuneaton, UK

#23 Oct 28, 2010
souljatruth wrote:
What is the uproar about? Every ethnic group in this country patronize their own businesses. Would you ask this question of a hispanic, asian, middle eastern, african, european practicing jews? NO. So why the uproar because African Americans want to patronize their own? The hipocracy is disgusting.
but if you did that, you'd all starve to death! you won't be able to have a TV, it's a white invention. No hospitals for you!
how many supermarkets are black owned and run? and you can't even eat KFC, the Colonel was white!

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