10 March 2009

Black Couple Only Buy from Black BizzNazz

The Tribune reports on an Oak Park couple who "travel far and wide" to patronize only black businesses.

The Andersons are participating in The Ebony Experiment.

The ridiculousness of this endeavor is plainly evident but let me lay out a few of my thoughts.

When I was a youngster, I remember seeing posters around the city proclaiming "Replace Black on Black Crime with Black on Black Love." I don't know what wordsmith came up with such a mellifluous tagline but it made me think: Why not just say "Replace Crime with Love"? The whole thing seemed wrong to me: it smacked of divisiveness, petty envy and racism.

It is the same with this 'campaign'

Why aren't more blacks opening businesses in the Anderson's community? Why indeed.
Is it that there aren't enough governmental programs in place to help the fledgling black-owned enterprise? No - quite the opposite.

Some of the minority small business grant sites are:
FAME Renaissance
Operation HOPE
(US Dept of Commerce) Minority Business Development Agency "More of your tax dollars funding people simply on their race"
National Minority Supplier Development Council

and that's just a few I found after spending 5 minutes doing a Google search.

So the problem isn't money. What else could it be?

Is it education? Mrs. Anderson, in the story, has an MBA from the University of Chicago. There are plenty of well educated people like these two, who happen to be
whack-jobs. The profile of suicide bombers show that the majority are well educated, come from upper-middle class families, and have a narrow view of life.

Gee that kinda sounds like the Andersons!

For you "out of towners" - Oak Park is an Uber-Liberal suburb of Chicago. Austin boulevard is its eastern boundary. Criminals routinely cross Austin, do a robbery, then jump back over the line back to their neighborhood.

So it is no wonder that nobody in their right mind would want to open a business at, near or close to Austin boulevard. You're taking your life in your hands by opening a business over there. The walgreens at 4800 W. North ave loses about $500 per week to just theft, per the manager.

So we see that a qualified and motivated individual wouldn't open a business in Oak Park due to armed robberies and theft - the next question is only logical: If the Anderson's want to "show their love" to their "peeps" then why don't they step up and open their own Black Business?

Very interesting to note, the author of the story claims that someone sent the Andersons a letter accusing them of being "viruently racist" and that the letter-sender refused to patronize black owned businesses. The tact taken by the story's author is that the Andersons aren't being racist, they're just supporting only those people who have the same skin color as them. It can't be the same thing! Don't be silly!

And what is all the rhetoric about these "under-served" communities? They're under-served because no one wants to spend time running a business, shopping or living in a high-crime area. Uh-Duh!

Why don't they step up and start cooperating with the police when they see crime in their blocks? That'd be a good first step.

This story turns my stomach because if you converted the couple into white or asian, the world would be in an uproar about how "racist" they were.

This author says about the same thing and he's vilified as a white supremacist.

9 comments:

The Ordinary Guy said...

HAHAHA! They even posted how much money they spent so far this year on their website.

You can only laugh and nod your head, Rue. These people are sugar-coated (okay, brown sugar) egocentric hypocrites who puff themselves up by making "sacrifices" to help their poor "brothers."

If their hearts were in this project, they would move from their safe white liberal enclave to west Lake Street or 63rd and Ashland.

I'm sure they love living in Oak Park where every day they're walking to their car and a John Denver look-alike hollers "Hi black person! I voted for Obama! I'm not a racist!! Aren't you so proud!!"

This whole "Ebony Experiment" will crash the day they get carjacked, momma Anderson gets butt-raped and thrown ino an alley, and daddy Anderson gets a beatdown from some crazed crack whore.

Face it, this is the era of reverse racism & reverse discrimination. The punch line here? All they're doing is making a bunch of Arabs rich.

Anonymous said...

Who really cares? Its all nonsense nowadays. The collapse is coming soon. Look at Mexico, its almost in a revolution now. Their problems could spill over their borders to up here..... Get your guns,food,water and other supplies soon.

Ky Long Rider said...

The phrase of the day is "reverse racism".

Anonymous said...

White owned companies still make all the red and grape soda,all the flamming hot cheese puffs.

Anonymous said...

hey ruey, did you see the wrestling matches? you had to love seiser vs obama

Anonymous said...

Easy solution when u see a department of revenue van commit a traffic violation just pull them over and remind them of the violation they committed and what the penalty is for it. We are all pretty much on the same team. If everyone remembers that we should have no problems.

3/14/2009 05:05:00 AM

Anonymous said...

You think it's bad now?
You are punishing a watch manager because you feel his stats were unsatisfactory. This watch manager is respected and well liked by all. This watch manager brought the medical stats down. This watch manager was able to run his watch to the best of his ability. The bottom line is we are not adequately staffed. You cannot blame our lack of staff on one person. His supervisors do what they need to do. And so now the switch is set to take place on March 5th. And if you think stats are unsatisfactory now, just wait til March. While we have no control over what management does. We have no control over what manager they place on what watch, we still can voice our opinions. So in light of "the switch", here are a few points. 1) Yes, I put that slip in 6 months ago and yes I really do need that day off for whatever family function I have. 2) Please don't come up to me and tell me that you will owe me , you are the boss and all you owe me is a seat up in that place for 8 hours. 3) Please take deep breaths and know that our previous watch manager was able to do this without that "nervous nick" look. 4) Please understand that we work hard, we have families and believe it or not we look forward to our scheduled furlo, so please don't mess with us when it comes to that segment that we truly look forward to. And lastly to the management up above, you may think the moves you make are for the better, but summer is around the corner. Remember this equation, Summer chaos +continually getting denied td+being questioned like a 5 year old +denying a 5 day furlo extension =most likely not the outcome you are expecting. In fact, don't be surprised if your stats mysteriously get worse.
You think it's bad now?
You are punishing a watch manager because you feel his stats were unsatisfactory. This watch manager is respected and well liked by all. This watch manager brought the medical stats down. This watch manager was able to run his watch to the best of his ability. The bottom line is we are not adequately staffed. You cannot blame our lack of staff on one person. His supervisors do what they need to do. And so now the switch is set to take place on March 5th. And if you think stats are unsatisfactory now, just wait til March. While we have no control over what management does. We have no control over what manager they place on what watch, we still can voice our opinions. So in light of "the switch", here are a few points. 1) Yes, I put that slip in 6 months ago and yes I really do need that day off for whatever family function I have. 2) Please don't come up to me and tell me that you will owe me , you are the boss and all you owe me is a seat up in that place for 8 hours. 3) Please take deep breaths and know that our previous watch manager was able to do this without that "nervous nick" look. 4) Please understand that we work hard, we have families and believe it or not we look forward to our scheduled furlo, so please don't mess with us when it comes to that segment that we truly look forward to. And lastly to the management up above, you may think the moves you make are for the better, but summer is around the corner. Remember this equation, Summer chaos +continually getting denied td+being questioned like a 5 year old +denying a 5 day furlo extension =most likely not the outcome you are expecting. In fact, don't be surprised if your stats mysteriously get worse.

Anonymous said...

Shines think its "their" time.Well just look to South Africa if you want to see the results.

Cpdcoppurr said...

shakes my head, the more we report this,the more these racist schmucks show their true colors, the more AmeriKa will wake up and see what a huge mistake this whole thing is.