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Google adds ‘Black-owned’ business attribute to local listings

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posted on Jul, 30 2020 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: puzzled2

No. You don't check a box, actually. It's an attribute which business owners designate. Similar to others:


The OP's source:

In 2018, Google introduced family-led, veteran-led and women-led attributes in Google My Business.


Business owners can add the tag if they want to.
edit on 7/30/2020 by Phage because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 30 2020 @ 11:30 PM
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I personally don't have a problem with this. Hell, I'm kind of glad.
Following Katrina, many people moved from the coasts of Louisiana to North Texas. Many new restaurants popped up sporting the regional influences from where they came from. There are some great Cajun, Southern and Soul Food restaurants here now usually either black or asian owned. I prefer the black owned ones



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 02:58 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: dug88
I hope Google adds a photo of the Black business owner, to avoid helping someone who is 1/1,000th Black, from capitalizing on the initiative.



Lol!!!

I've been noticing a lot lately where mixed race people are very keen to take

advantage of the 'black' tag as an advantage....... Obama? Markle? ......



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: dug88

What a sticky wicket this is!

It can and will, of course, backfire to some extent, as some people will use this to knowingly conduct their business at non-Black owned businesses. C'est le guerre, et?

But, on the other hand, this is the free market using free market principles -- advertising -- to increase business. If this is a selling point for some people, it's fair game in a free market. And, remember, it might get business in the door once, but it won't keep them coming back if their goods/services aren't up to snuff.

And it's much better than government deciding for us... think government forcing bakers to bake gay wedding cakes. I'd be against a government mandate to highlight black-owned businesses for the same reasons I oppose businesses mandated to perform any service. But I would not have a problem with the free market promoting businesses that cater to gay weddings, and I don't have a problem with the free market promoting Black-owned businesses.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 05:49 AM
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Can we get a check box for white people?

Does everyone see why this is blatant racism now?

Jesus Christ, people are getting dumber.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 07:16 AM
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When will we see political or religious tags for local businesses? This is a slippery slope designed to divide by race, next will be sex (sexual preference), religion, politics, social standing, there will be no end to this crap unless someone sticks it in Google's face and rubs it in their nose. This makes me glad to use DDG to do searches. Next I have to get further away from Google apps, they disgust me now.

I think Google should leave that decision to the business owners, let them use the race card if they want to, don't force it on them.
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posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 07:39 AM
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Here we go again.

Somebody claiming "equality" while placing people into groups and columns.

🤣🤣



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: a325nt
Can we get a check box for white people?

Does everyone see why this is blatant racism now?

Jesus Christ, people are getting dumber.


Careful somebody might call you a separatist 🤬



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: mtnshredder
I’ve never ever chosen a business because of the business owners race, ever.


Really? Well that makes one of us.

I don't frequently eat Chinese food but when I do I don't go to Tommy Fitzpatrick's Authentic Szechuan Cuisine establishment.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 08:18 AM
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Why wouldn't it be considered racist to patronize a business for the sole reason that one saw on Google that it's "black owned".



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 08:27 AM
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Problem: The riots and protests revolving around the unequal treatment of minorities are losing legitimacy because in to many cases minority owned businesses are being damaged.

Solution: Google maps will now tell you which business can be damaged and which ones should be skipped.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 08:57 AM
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originally posted by: mtnshredder

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: mtnshredder




I’m sure some have but such is the freedom of choice.

Indeed. Some care about such things, everything else being equal.
So, more information is bad. I guess.

What info? Choose my business over others because I’m black? That info?


No. Choose my business over others because i am a minority, or a woman. Affirmative action lite version 2.0.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Duh. You could never get authentic Sichuan cat chicken at Tommy Fitzpatrick's.
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posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:00 AM
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I only shop somewhere if I know the owners ethnicity.

Lulz.


This is America now.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: drewlander
Duh. You could never get authentic Sichuan cat chicken at Tommy Fitzpatrick's.


Ever been to Saul and Morrie's Sushi in Williamsburg? No? Me neither.

#FoodRacist



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

No, but I have been to Grill on Lee for kosher chinese in Williamsburg. Was 8 dollars for a single eggroll and that was before they raised minimum wage in NY to 14.50 or something. Anyway, the food was just fine. Also in des moines we have a restaurant called Fongs Pizza that happens to be Alton Brown's favorite restaurant.

ETA: In hindsight i went to a real chinese restaurant in williamsburg up broadway maybe around 400 or 500 block and it was undeniably the worst food ive ever eaten anywhere. And the bathroom had a sign it was out of order but i saw asian guests using it anyway.
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posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: drewlander
ETA: In hindsight i went to a real chinese restaurant in williamsburg up broadway maybe around 400 or 500 block and it was undeniably the worst food ive ever eaten anywhere. And the bathroom had a sign it was out of order but i saw asian guests using it anyway.


Maybe you should have went to Tommy Fitzpatrick's.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Dolby_X




That is plain Racist

How so?


Is there a check for white owned?

Oh wait that's racist right?



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Or maybe should have gone over to Kam Man in Flatbush for Chinese that day.




posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: puzzled2

No. You don't check a box, actually. It's an attribute which business owners designate. Similar to others:


The OP's source:

In 2018, Google introduced family-led, veteran-led and women-led attributes in Google My Business.


Business owners can add the tag if they want to.


It's still racist.

You cannot do this for all businesses.

We're self-segregating regardless of who or by what mechanism we do so.



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