I was taken aback to read a report about a movement encouraging Black consumers to buy from Black-owned enterprises. It's appeared in various news media, either without editorial comment, or with open approval.
I have a question.
What if someone were to start a movement to encourage White consumers to buy from White-owned enterprises?
Just how long would it take before:
- Screams of "RAAAAA-cist!" resounded from every civil rights organization in the nation;
- A picket line led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton arrived in a convoy and ensconced themselves in front of the organizers' premises;
- The Justice Department announced an investigation into 'alleged violations of civil rights' by the project; and
- Editorial articles began blathering about the 'worrying resurgence of racism in America'?
Yep. You guessed it. It'd take about five seconds.
Yet it's quite all right for a Black consumer movement to do precisely and exactly the same thing?
What happened to logic and reason in this once-great nation?
If it's 'racist' for one group to do this, surely it's racist for any group to do it?
Apparently not . . .