Couple's 'buy black' experiment becomes a movement
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#1 May 13, 2009
Racist double standard. Time to buy only from White stores. Racism is still alive and well with these idiots. Here are the examples: Black Caucas, Balck Student Union, Black Miss America, etc. Replace Black with White and all Hell would be released. When people are trying to live in a color blind world these jackasses and the AP try to spin this as some great experiment.
#2 May 13, 2009
Wow! Racism at its finest!
All this is going to do is reverse their stupid experiment and prevent white people from buying anything black. Morons. They will fail those racist pieces of trash.
#3 May 13, 2009
I donât see how this is helping anybody. This is definitely racist; were there evidence showing there is a severe difference in customer base based solely on race, all other variables equal, then this would make some sense. Otherwise, this is just as racist as Nazis refusing to shop in Jewish-owned stores and racist whites refusing to shop at black-owned stores. Thereâs no reason for them to be doing this. I read the article in the Chicago Tribune, specifically stating the couple driving distances of 12-18 miles just for grocery shopping. This is definitely /not/ community support, then. If they wanted to truly support their community, they would shop within their community.
I understand the concept of a nationwide African-American community, but taking action like this against other communities is shameful. Be proud of your roots, but donât try to promote them above others. I think if thereâs anything we should have learned from the prejudices in the past, itâs that no one race is superior to another and should not be promoted as such.
People making consumer sacrifices for real causes like fair trade, organic products, morally conscious meat products, small business support and local business support are commendable. There just isnât a reason here for them to be going out of their way to support one race over another. Theyâre just boycotting businesses owned by other races simply because theyâre owned by other races. Specifically boycotting a business based solely on race should be exactly what theyâre against, right?
This isnât âreverse racism.â This /is/ racism.
Iâm just glad the country didnât follow their example on Election Day, if every white person in the country were to vote for McCain solely on race, Obama would not have won.
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