Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Kansas City Buy Black Tuesday

A racially charged marketing campaign earns mainstream support this year . . . We've talked about the "Buy Black" movement consistently over the years given that the politics of the effort are far more interesting than the products which are available at better prices online.

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Kansas City group hopes to reverse rising tide against black-owned businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Businesses across the country hope to rebound after the coronavirus shutdowns. But some business owners are having to work a little harder to stay open. According to researchers at Stanford University, more than 40% of black-owned businesses are not expected to recover. A metro group called G.I.F.T.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...


There is NO tide against black owned businesses. Keep this up and there will be. Pitting people against each other is not a good thing and that is just what this is all about. Racist? YES IT IS. Don't support this racist effort!

Clayton Bigsby said...

I am about to buy my neighbors pain pills for pennies on the dollar

Anonymous said...

Racism in the market as a selling point.

Anonymous said...

I could use a set of fake dreds and maybe a set of stolen 22”s.

Anonymous said...

Like MLK said to do, I'm judging people, including business owners, by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ That's funny @9:06, I've always judged a store owner by the contents of their Store.

Charles Whitman said...

It's wonderful that G.I.F.T. is set to give a hand up to black businesses. But it won't work in the long run. I've noticed, with black businesses, if you're not black you're not welcome. If black businesses could be more polite and welcoming to their non-black clientele, they would make more money which would lead to more success.

Anonymous said...

It’s the definition of racist!

Byron Funkhouser said...

19:45, no it isn't.

When you accuse blacks of being racist, you reveal that you don't understand racism.

In fact, the accusation is racist.

"Every time I hit him, he tries to stand back up. See how violent he is?"

Anonymous said...

"A racially charged marketing campaign earns mainstream support this year"

Gee, "mainstream support"? Is that like a news jock strap? I so make my decisions based on mainstream support.....To do just the opposite.

Anonymous said...

9:51 - The owner usually isn't readily known, but if he or she is an a-hole, I don't care about the contents of their store, and they won't see me again, no matter what color they are.

Anonymous said...

Says Byron who lives in a lily white town and where the colored folk know their place. Tell you what Byron how about you move to Kansas City Mo live over on the east side of town then tells how it is. Till then STFU as you don't know nothing about anything.

Anonymous said...

We can't Buy Black anymore! Slavery was outlawed...unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Defund Buy Black Tuesday. It’s systematically racist.

Anonymous said...

Is there a list of black owned businesses? That way I’ll know what places to avoid. I wouldn’t want the proprietor to be forced to take money from this racist, blue-eyed devil.

Anonymous said...

There are exceptions to every situation, but most black businesses I’ve seen are very fly-by-night and poorly created/run. Many have the same degree of professionalism as a child’s lemonade stand.