Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Patronize White Owned Businesses

As the economy slides down into repression and may slide further and further in depression, it is time that we took care of our people and patronize only White owned businesses.

More and more of our people are ending up unemployed and facing poverty. We have the real power to do something, to use the money we spend every day to solve our problems. We have to believe that White businesses are just as good as everybody else’s.

So often, we make purchases and decisions and aren’t even mindful that there is a need to support our own. Now, I’m reaching out and making sure we know that we have an option when we look to make a purchase.

We can no longer take us for granted. When we go to our establishments, it’s almost like we’re doing a favor. That ought to be a given for us.

Do the above words anger you and make you think I’m being a racist? Are you incensed at reading such words today?

If so, good, you ought to be because I see the statements as racist too.

However, the words above are not mine but those of a group of Blacks in Atlanta and Chicago who are growing what they call an “Empowerment Experiment,” encouraging other Blacks to shop only in Black owned businesses.

You can read the story at Couple's ‘buy black’ experiment becomes a movement where you will also see the words I wrote above are rewrites of actual statements made by these people.

Personally, I think we are all free to shop wherever we desire, as long as we can meet the price. Individually, I also feel people should have the freedom to select an establishment by whatever criteria they choose, even if they decide to follow racial lines.

But, to come out and encourage others to follow suit based solely on race is what got Southerners in trouble years ago and accused of being racists.

As you can also see in the article, the couple that is behind this are lauded for their effort, not condemned or scolded by the AP. Even the Chairman of the economics Department at Morehouse College, a Gregory Price, claims it is a “sound idea.”

Any book on Price’s reaction if we were to begin a “Shop only whites” movement? Of course that would be racist. But, a “shop only Blacks” movement is “a sound idea.”

I thought the idea all along has been to bring us together, to unite us a people, even with our differences. Isn’t that what Democrats said as they coerced people into voting for Obama? Wasn’t he supposed to be the “uniter?”

Then why are we further apart than ever?

As I said over a year ago in my post, Martin Luther King “HAD” A Dream, Dr. King dreamed of
“one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” and “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” and “one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

How will that ever happen if we continue to return to segregation by excluding our peoples from each other and applauding it?

UPDATE 1: Students across the country that belong to the Kappa Alpha fraternity are being "asked" to drop their annual "Old South" festivities due to the "insensitivity" of Whites celebrating their heritage. 'Old South' frat targeted over Confederate event.

How insensitive of the following women:

UPDATE 2: Joyce Johnson, former president and CEO of the nonprofit Black Equity Alliance says "I GOT FIRED FOR BACKING WHITE MIKE"

It appears that "encouraging" Blacks to shop only Black establishments isn't enough. Now they had better endorse and support ONLY Black candidates too.

Just more "Chains you can believe in!"


Ms Calabaza said...


I love to play the "what if a Dem/Liberal/Muslim/ had said this" ... such a double-standard!

Angie Lee said...

That mindset is EXACTLY where the left wants us - divided and more easily able to conquer.

klatu said...

Prediction: Liberals, David Liberalman, Jay Leno, Liberal Comedy Central won't get near this one.

Rightwingsnarkle said...
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Abel Johnson said...

I never shop at white owned businesses and I stopped voting for Christians a long time ago.

LewWaters said...

Gee, what a surprise, mini...... not.

As usual, you missed the entire point.

No wonder we are heading to hell in a handbasket with your ilk in power.

klatu said...

Abel if you want to see what a *************** BIGGOT looks like, look in a Mirror *************. Move to Venezuela or Cuba ************** and Take NOBAMA with you.

Ms Calabaza said...

This is a typical response. When the truth hits them right in the face ... make a joke and ridicule the right ... take something out of context and run with it ... play dumb and act like they don't understand you because what you're saying is irrational (gaslighting) ... if all else fails, call you names.

Abel, you are so predictable.

witchywoman said...

"I never shop at white owned businesses and I stopped voting for Christians a long time ago."

Nobody cares! Got it! We don't ask you to comment here either, but here you are.

The blacks (YES I SAID BLACKS!) in America have a very rich heritage from the time they were brought here from Africa, they are a part of our American History and should Never be ashamed of however or whatever way they want to vote or how to live their lives. Yes there were black Confederate Soldiers. There were also Yankee Slaves. If you want me to prove it, just ask, and I will.

It was the Republican Party that has fought for years, since the 1860's they have been trying to gain freedom from slavery. It was always stopped or halted or put on the back burner by guess who. You got it, the Democratic Party. Even through the 60's while the Republican Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching about having a dream, Democrats were creating programs and producing inferior housing projects. As though blacks are a lesser people. It is absolutely disgusting. DISGUSTING!!

We are all Americans, we are all a free people. We now have a black (YES I SAID BLACK!) President and the nation is now free of any "white guilt" as a result of the past. Our nation has proven without a doubt by electing it's black President that we have moved past racial prejudices.

Isn't that correct Unable Johnson?

David said...

Joyce Johnson's Door Wide Open, a compilation of letters exchanged
with Jack Kerouac during their affair, offers a broad, believable
view of the so-called "Beat Generation", a group of writers infamous for its lack of strong female voices.


cato.cate said...

Actually, I was looking for a listing of conservative-owned businesses when I came across your blog. I really like the way you turn the table on the liberal hypocrites.
I'll find you on FB too. thanks!