Monday, March 9, 2009

Buying Black

The Chicago Tribune reported today about John and Maggie Anderson who live in Oak Park. They have made a commitment to shop and spend money at only African-American owned business for a year. They say it is their way of investing in the Black community and they are encouraging others to do the same.

Some have accused them of racism. Others feel that it is a great idea.

Do you feel that there is something wrong with intentionally buying goods from only one race?

Would this be looked at differently if a family committed to intentionally only buying from caucasion owned businesses?

Do you have other suggestions for economic investment in African-American communities?

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