Support ‘Black-owned’ businesses and if you can’t find one, start your own even if it means washing hair in your own sink. That is what my hair stylist in Minnesota did when they closed the salon she was working at. She came to my home and styled my hair and she was Black like me!
Please, do NOT patronize migrant businesses especially when they hold us in utter and complete contempt and yet send their sons and daughters to college off our hard-earned dollars.
If you have ever lived in or visited a black community, you’ve seen them. They occupy numerous corners. They accumulate countless black dollars. Dry cleaners. Chinese food restaurants. Nail Salons. Beauty Supply stores. These businesses remain staples of the black community, yet these merchants fail to mirror the hue of their customers. These merchants also regard their customers with an overt superiority. This superiority becomes obvious in the condescending demeanor to which these merchants speak to their customers and the violence that erupts in instances of misunderstanding.
This week a viral video of an Asian man kicking and choking a black shopper reminded the black community of the low regard in which many migrant merchants hold blacks. This video depicts a confrontation between a young black woman and Asian store owners, over an alleged pair of eyelashes. In an effort to prove her innocence, the young lady can be heard…
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