Black high school students are subjected to racism in Florida. My solution? Buy Black!
In the video below, high school students from Flint, Michigan went on a college tour in Florida. While at the Live Oak Econo Lodge in Florida, the students were harassed and subjected to racist taunts from both the customers and the staff. Watch the video here:
My heart goes out to these children. They didn’t have a choice where to stay because their bus broke down, but you do. The reality is racism will not end as long as someone is benefiting from it. Every day I see African-Americans complain about nonBlack owned businesses disrespecting them. The offenders are hotels, like in this story, stores and other businesses. What can we do? Ask yourself have you had enough.
It is 2015, and African-Americans have choices. Why we don’t exercise them is beyond me. Maybe it is some deep seeded belief that nonBlack “ice is colder than our own.” Maybe it is because some of us have this need to be accepted by nonBlacks because of the myth of White supremacy. Who knows? Let me tell you something. NonBlack owned does not mean superior, and Black-owned for darn sure does not mean inferior or ghetto. Here is something else people won’t tell you. You don’t have to buy from racist businesses.
Look, aren’t you tired of going to nonBlack beauty supply, clothing or electronics stores where they follow you around the store? How about going to dirty stores in Black neighborhoods with bullet proof windows where they won’t hire Black employees? Aren’t you tired of going to hotels and restaurants where they treat you like they are doing you a favor by serving you? Aren’t you tired of being treated like the help instead of a paying customer? That’s not superior service. That is inferior service. They will never accept you because they benefit from the myth of Black inferiority.
I am done and you should be too. Say enough to marching, protesting or begging for crumbs or acceptance. Stop making these people rich. Go where you are wanted and support Black businesses, including the ones listed below instead.
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