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Buying Black
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:28:14 am »
Submitted for your approval.

I have no thoughts really one way or the other but it interested me.

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Re: Buying Black
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 05:28:14 am »
It's interesting. The best bit looked like the wife's comparison between the businesses that currently are dominating the community (funeral parlour, liquor store, funeral parlour, liquor store...). I think this works best if it's seen as 'supporting our community, which has been exploited and abandoned by some businesses, and which happens to be Black,' rather than, 'supporting these business because they're Black, and there happen t be some good consequences to that.'

I get the feeling that the hatemail she talked about getting was probably from people who viewed what they were doing as the latter.

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Re: Buying Black
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 09:15:32 pm »
I watched GOOD HAIR again recently and the reality that there is a 9 billion dollar industry that is almost solely supported by Blacks; and yet has no Black ownership is a disgrace.

Next year ( Yes, next year it will take time) the Black community should commit to not purchasing ANY non-black owned hair products.

* Races to India to become the Black hand of the hair-weave industry* 8)

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Re: Buying Black
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 10:33:51 pm »
If only. It makes no sense to me how a business that we as black women (and some men) sink so much money into but yet we have no foothold in the business side. Total stupidity on our side.

But sadly that has always been our way.

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Re: Buying Black
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 07:32:40 am »
Awesome vid. I wonder what it would be like running a business...
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