‘Buy Black’ Experiment Becoming a Nationwide Movement

It’s been two months since 2-year-old Cori pulled the gold stud from her left earlobe, and the piercing is threatening to close as her mother, Maggie Anderson, hunts for a replacement.

It’s not that the earring was all that rare — but finding the right store has become a quest of Quixotic proportions.

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.

The word discrimination comes to mind–and it works both ways; recognize before you cause a backlash you in the black community will regret.  Whites have been suffering from reverse discrimination for years when it comes to finding jobs (affirmative action)–and I’m tired of it.

via Chicago Family’s ‘Buy Black’ Experiment Becoming a Nationwide Movement – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com.


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