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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    I think it's a bit sick to support businesses based on the skin color of the owner.
    Yeah, I'd have to agree with that. It does sound like this couple is genuinely doing this as an experiment, though. They've gone to such great lengths and put too many controls in place for me to think that's just an excuse.
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    if the races were switched in this article, the uproar would have been deafening.
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    If people can't work together, then there will never be equality. You cannot continue to be seperate and be united at the same time. It simply does not work.

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    so like.. what advantages would I have shopping at a black owned business? Are they cheaper? Better selection? Better location?

    Does the level of blackness reflect on any of those things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    so like.. what advantages would I have shopping at a black owned business? Are they cheaper? Better selection? Better location?

    Does the level of blackness reflect on any of those things?
    You traitor! You're only supposed to shop at gay-owned businesses!
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    Actually, and it's kind of surprising, Toronto has the WORST restaurants in the gay village. The food is absolutely atrocious. I would have expected a gay village to be all up on the fancy, delicious and well made food, but no....

    We do, however, have an organic butcher shop, a haute cuisine cheese shoppe, a classy european import food shop... fantastic things for homos to make good food at home with.. just no good eating out spots.
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    Here's a crazy idea...how about supporting a business that is local and good, regardless of the skin color or orientation of who is running it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I'm all for supporting black businesses as a way to help pour money into the urban communities. But I'm NOT driving miles out of my way to do it.
    No kidding. And the way gas prices are these days... LOL

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    I still think this is great. One of the "complaints" (and I am too lazy to think up the right word) about black communities (and in particular I'm talking about urban ghettos) is a general lack of initiative to improve the residents' own circumstances. If first the members of the black community support black owned businesses, those businesses become more viable and have the opportunity to grow and improve the community as a whole. I get that if the races were switched this would be a whole different conversation, but we all (black, white, brown, purple, orange and green) do better when the most poverty stricken do better. Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    if the races were switched in this article, the uproar would have been deafening.
    Amen
    I think it is racist what these people are doing. I shop at places for prices and convenience not who owns the place. I thought we were supposed to unite as a country not make it okay for one race to pull a racist stunt and get away with it while another race dare not even whisper anything racist. To me everyone race is human and all humans are equal.
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    ^^I don't think it's racist...they said it's an experiment.

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    I still think this is great. One of the "complaints" (and I am too lazy to think up the right word) about black communities (and in particular I'm talking about urban ghettos) is a general lack of initiative to improve the residents' own circumstances. If first the members of the black community support black owned businesses, those businesses become more viable and have the opportunity to grow and improve the community as a whole. I get that if the races were switched this would be a whole different conversation, but we all (black, white, brown, purple, orange and green) do better when the most poverty stricken do better. Just my 2 cents.
    I don't believe many of these black owned businesses are in 'urban ghettos.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by *DIVA! View Post
    I don't believe many of these black owned businesses are in 'urban ghettos.'
    I don't either. I hate that sterotype too.
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    I'm sorry for any offense, I certainly wasn't trying to stereotype. I am a big proponent of supporting the locally owned stores in my town without regard to convenience and price. I don't see this as any different, except that the couple in the story are having to travel further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    I'm sorry for any offense, I certainly wasn't trying to stereotype. I am a big proponent of supporting the locally owned stores in my town without regard to convenience and price. I don't see this as any different, except that the couple in the story are having to travel further.
    I don't mean what you are doing at all! I think what you are doing is great. Supporting locally owned stores is a way of keeping the small business alive and not letting Wal Mart take over the world! LOL! I also go to small locally owned bookstores and stuff instead of the mall. I just meant the color of the owner should not matter.
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