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Couple's 'buy black' experiment becomes a movement

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by saturnine_sweet


I am not sure what is worse. The horrible, blatant racism of this couple, or the fact that the AP is peddling this garbage as news. Welcome to the new world of racism. I hope you're not white.



Wow... no one ever taught you the meaning of the word racism did they?

This is the FURTHEST thing from racism. These people simply want to support their community. That's a far cry from trying to oppress white people or any other race for that matter.

Putting money back into your own community is NOT racism.


That's like saying someone who saves for their future is selfish.



[edit on 12-5-2009 by HunkaHunka]



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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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They are completely retarded

Go ahead lol, shop all Black

You can pay an Arab for the gas it takes you to get to the store 14 miles away

Then you can shop for your food which was grown by a white farmer anyway

Then you can grab some clothes from Indonesia

a Radio from China

and get back in your Japanese car to go home...



Nice plan guys, you helped a black man instead of a white man make a bunch of foreigners rich....

Darwin award please


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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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Putting money back into your own community is NOT racism.


Like everyone else said.. this isn't racism - and here is why:

Take me, for example. I'm a white man who has recently refused to shop at any black owned businesses or any minority owned anymore, for that matter just like the black couple.

I own my own small business as well, and employ 3 people. I don't hire minorities because I wouldn't feel like I was giving back to white people and supporting the white community if I were to hire a minority. If I were to hire a single, say, black employee, then that would be one member of the white community who wouldn't be receiving my support - and that just isn't right! It would be about as absurd as this here black couple supporting the white community by shopping at a white store!

It's not that I'm racist, or don't want to hire blacks - it's just that they don't usually have the required skill set I need, just like a white barber doesn't usually have the required skillset to work in a black owned barber shop. I tend to need people who have good white oriented customer service skills, and there are a lot of whites who come to my store that just don't understand the ebonics.

I don't go to black owned stores either because I'd rather support white communities. I'm not intentionally trying to contribute to the downfall of the black stores around here even though it's a "price" I pay by supported my fellow white people, it's just that I want to support the white community.

As a matter of fact, there are some black owned stores close by, that have a few items I need - but I'll always travel 20+ miles to shop at a white owned store. Heck, last week it was either spend $5 to get what I needed, or go to the next town and pay $8 for the same product (cost about $80 total due to a flat) but I don't mind. I'd rather spend $80 bucks to buy items at a white store and leave knowing that I am supporting my white community.

I support the white community. I have these bumper stickers on my pick-up, right next to my 2 confederate flags:

"When you buy white, the customer is always right!"

"If you buy black... you're not supporting the white community!

It has NOTHING to do with the color of the skin, and everything to do with the color of the community.

Some people just want to support their community.

... lol



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by logician magician


... lol


I know that sarcasm is a lost art on the internet, and I certainly hope your entire post was sarcasm. Assuming it was, well done!

There is no such thing as the "black community" any more than there is a "white community". By implying that there is a black community you're advocating segregation.

Folks, we all belong to one community: the American one. If we start shunning local businesses because they are run by people with different skin colors than us, how is that not racist?

If I walked into a restaurant, and saw that it was run by a black family, or an Asian family, or a latino family, and I refused to eat there because they weren't white, everyone would call me a racist. Black people who fought so hard for equality shouldn't be looking for any opportunity to throw it away. The woman in the article says she is suffering because of her decisions. Why would you suffer to exclude whites and other groups' businesses from your life?

It's new-age racism, and as long as black people do it, its A-OK.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by OpusMarkII
reply to post by TheAssociate


It must be a bitch to get those stains outta of dem dar cloaks . I wonder if they buy only brands with out the Kosher symbol .


I'd like to reply but i'm not really sure what you're talking about. To which post are you replying and what kind of response do you seek?


TA

[edit on 12-5-2009 by TheAssociate]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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It's fine, I know you are being hypothetical. Hypothetically, with an attitude like that no self respecting black person would want to work for you or even take your money for their goods no matter how badly it was needed. That's the truth.

About the article, I didn't find enough of an explanation into why this experiment was being conducted. In all honesty I am black but I don't believe that there should be an equal amount of black store owners, things should be based upon percentages. If this experiment was done to encourage African Americans into owning businesses then that is good. However, it should be done based upon the principals that they are claiming which are that you are going to provide a product that is equal to or better than that of other businesses. Ultimately the experiment is wrong because I don't want other black people to be the only ones to shop a business that I opened. I would want for my product to be the best and everybody shops at my business.

So my conclusion is that if this couple is doing this experiment solely to make a statement that African Americans should support each other then I believe their logic is horribly flawed. However, if they are doing this to prove that African American businesses are to far and few in between and that African American businesses need to expand their horizons then this would be good.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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I had to laugh at this one. I love my American Indian brothers and sisters, but, there is no way I would deprive myself of products made by non-Indians.

If there were a car company owned by Indians (lets say, Creewolf Motor Corporation) I would want to of course support my people. But, if the "CWMC" made pickup truck was a total road-turd, I'd buy the Ford Motors vehicle instead. Trust me, this indian doesn't want to take a horse with a hand-print on its ass back and forth to work everyday (because if I manufactured a vehicle, that's what you'd get!)

I hope this couple got around ok in their "black" manufactured vehicle, buying "black" gasoline, and bought ONLY "black" manufactured products when they got to the "black" owned business.

Maybe they should be realistic instead of being afraid of a potential "political correctness" violation. Some peoples are better at things than others. I love FAILED EXPERIMENTS such as this!


[edit on 12-5-2009 by CreeWolf]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:30 PM
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What racist pieces of trash these people are!


IF they would let this kind of crap "GO"....we could actually move on as a people!



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:50 AM
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Not as much racism this is, but I view everyone in America, as American, i'm 90% canadian hereditary wise, but I've lived in America 75% of my life, ergo I'm an american, if your great ancestors lived in Africa, but your parents, grandparents and you lived in america, your american, get over it. Your not African American, and all those hyphenated names, you pay the same taxes us white people pay.

Trust me the gov't does not exclude me from anything, if anything they focus more on me!

We, if anything should see, "Couple vows to 'Buy American' Only." That would make everyone happy, except for other countries but f em.

Your my neighbor i'm your neighbor, why do you detest me, when i've done nothing to you.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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To also add, Skin is infact an organ! Ergo my lungs (which are probably black) are a different colour then yours, should I only by from smokers now. To support my own colour, no. Obviously not.

Sure the life expectancy of black vs. white is different, but as far as I still see it, I die, you die. I just really have a few more years to see the world fk up.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 01:00 AM
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Wow... no one ever taught you the meaning of the word racism did they?

This is the FURTHEST thing from racism. These people simply want to support their community. That's a far cry from trying to oppress white people or any other race for that matter.

Putting money back into your own community is NOT racism.


That's like saying someone who saves for their future is selfish.



[edit on 12-5-2009 by HunkaHunka]

I would agree with you that they are supporting their community, but they travel 14 miles to a black owned grocery store.

Thats not exactly their community.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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They aren't supporting their community.....they are supporting their RACE.
As for looking up the definiton of racism, this is what I found.

Racism:

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

Lets see.....Number 2 seems to fit perfectly for this couple and others like them.

Lets look at the definition of a "bigot":

1. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.


WOW....looks like they fit into BOTH the racist and bigot crowd.....
Sorry dude, but you'll have to try harder to get me to buy into your bleeding heart liberal excuses for why these people's behavior is acceptable.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 02:02 AM
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This is really racialism:

ra·cial·ism (rā'shə-lĭz'əm)
n.

1.
1. An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events.
2. Policy or practice based on racial considerations.
2. Chiefly British Variant of racism.


Either way, if the skin colour was reversed, they'd have a freaking fit.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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If black people decided to buy only from whites, in an effort to support the poorer white communities, why would this be bad?

I agree that it shouldn't be "us and them," but calling this racist is hyperbolic. It's not racist to help a demographic that needs the help.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 03:38 AM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
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It's not racist to help a demographic that needs the help.


If "black" is the "demographic" you are referring to, isn't that in itself racial stereotyping? I suppose you were referring to "poor people"? Could you clarify?


Originally posted by Kaytagg
reply to post by saturnine_sweet
 


If black people decided to buy only from whites, in an effort to support the poorer white communities, why would this be bad?


I'd like for you to cite a single example of this. What world is this? I'm not saying this would be a bad thing. I AM saying that with the combination of white guilt and resentment over slavery, this is probably "reaching" for years to come....

[edit on 13-5-2009 by CreeWolf]



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by saturnine_sweet


I am not sure what is worse. The horrible, blatant racism of this couple, or the fact that the AP is peddling this garbage as news. Welcome to the new world of racism. I hope you're not white.

As a note: I think these people SHOULD be free to make their own decisions, like this, even if it IS overtly racist. However, to have them held up to the world as champions is sickening. Want to end racism? Stop making it us and them.


www.breitbart.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


absoloutely, I hope these miserable two idiotic black racists have a miserable existence- I bet their "commitment" to black products does not extend to the motor car in their long drives for black goods..........


Couple of tools



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
If black people decided to buy only from whites, in an effort to support the poorer white communities, why would this be bad?


that would be the same- it would be racist- what about poor asians, poor blacks etc



I agree that it shouldn't be "us and them,"


well apparently this couple doesn't think like that, and they appear to have some sort of "400 year old" consciousness




but calling this racist is hyperbolic. It's not racist to help a demographic that needs the help.


erm, no, that is specifically racist, when you specifically shop at stores only owned by one race- there are lots of poor people, latino, asian and black



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 06:39 AM
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Very sad!

What is hidden very well in history is the slavery of white people. Nobody talks about it and it is NEVER taught in schools.....ever!

Just in the United Kingdom alone, it is estimated that 1 million people, that's right 1 million white people, have been kidnapped and taken away from these shores in the last one thousand years as SLAVES!

That's right! Slaves! And ONLY counting the United Kingdom.

No one mentions it! It is a SECRET hidden and yet the slavery of our Black Brothers is used to beat white people with daily.

It is a divide and conquer method of rulership that keeps the Elite in power and the ordinary people of the human race divided and fighting amongst themselves.

The REAL REALITY is that we are ALL Slaves and until we wake up to this fact the Elites will continue to divide and conquer.

United we stand! But divided we FALL!

I think it is time for some good old STANDING UP to take place amongst us all brothers and Sisters!!!



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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Too right the irish where treated as badly as the blacks in england, but no one is allowed to say that. There is this big push to bring something to black people, lets just forget all peoples have been treated badly.

Yep those people are allowed to shop where they want, but it is blatent racism for the media too be projecting that.

In uk you can see now that they are trying to push things against whites also. Never mind that irish people where treated as bad in uk, lets just ignore that.

My parenst keep telling me the english used to put up signs

No Dogs
No blacks
No irish

So irish people in england where treated just as bad, and blacks get this thing where they can do anything they want to people now, yep that sounds great.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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Originally posted by saturnine_sweet

Couple's 'buy black' experiment becomes a movement


www.breitbart.com

Maggie and John Anderson of Chicago vowed four months ago that for one year, they would try to patronize only black-owned businesses. The "Empowerment Experiment" is the reason John had to suffer for hours with a stomach ache and Maggie no longer gets that brand-name lather when she washes her hair. A grocery trip is a 14-mile odyssey.

"We kind of enjoy the sacrifice because we get to make the point ... but I am going without stuff and I am frustrated on a daily basis," Maggie Anderson said. "It's like, my people have been here 400 years and we don't even have a Walgreens to show fo
(visit the link for the full news article)



Being South African I have to say I find this incredibly funny... The entire world points their fingers at us and blames us calling us racist etc for Apartheid (segregation) - when in fact it's exactly what these black people are doing in America right now ?

Truly it is true, if you fight against something long enough irrationally, you eventually become it yourself.

You would think that with having a black president and all this whole reverse-racism thing would end but.... I think it's going to be much harder for black people to let go of the racism/opressed mentality thing than they think. It's become so much a part of their culture and upbringing that the issue isn't even thought about anymore, it's just accepted and acted apon.
It's a victim mentality, and very hard to let go of.

- Just FYI - I grew up in the "new South Africa" in case any of you were curious - I never experienced apartheid segregation thank God.



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