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originally posted by: opethPA
Opening disclaimer about me: I am a white male in my mid 40s and I do not own or run a business.
Not sure what to say about this article from Philly.com which opens with this paragraph, "As I traversed downtown Philadelphia on Tuesday, I saw shuttered storefronts after Mayor Kenney ordered non-essential businesses to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus. I don’t disagree with the mayor’s order, and I believe it was necessary. But I also believe that much of the government and media response to this virus has come from a place of white privilege."
At its core I understand the point the author is trying to get across which to me is basically that for people of color owning and or operating a small business has challenges that doing the same for Caucasians doesn't have. I believe that in general that is a sadly accurate statement on just about everything in life. Not to say , it is right or wrong, but rather just to say it is my perception that it is a fact in many scenarios.
Where the author starts to lose me is with lines like this Fact of the matter is, it’s hard out here for black businesses. Because the reality of it is with the shutdown it's hard out here for all businesses regardless of race, creed, color or religion. I can't imagine there are a lot of small business owners out there that saying "Sweet, I'm white so this shutdown isn't going to hurt me"
Again, I understand what the author is trying to say but I just feel an article like this , written in this method , is more divisive then it is at driving home the point he is trying to make.
Anyway, something COVID but not COVID related for folks to ponder.
Closing Businesses During COVID Reeks of White Privilege
originally posted by: Flesh699
What a dumb thing to write an article about.