Should Black People Buy From Their Own Businesses?

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Should Black People Buy From Their Own Businesses? When African people arrived on the shores of the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean, the world was altered completely. Following slavery, especially in America, money went directly to white people because the jobs were governed by them. Today, the majority of wealthy people are white. As times have changed, Asians, Middle Easterners, and Latinos or Hispanics have become business owners in the U.S., while the people that buy from them are mostly their own people, and black Americans. There are successful businesses ran by black people that could be very helpful to their communities, but many do not have enough consumers because other blacks buy elsewhere. Buying within the race more often…show more content…
A study on racial profiling indicates that African Americans are profiled the most in businesses and when making purchases (out of every other race included in the research), though a lot of people have blinded themselves in thinking that since Obama’s election, racism has been eradicated (Bennett, Hill and Daddario 332-338). The same study discovered that some white restaurant staffers seek to avoid even waiting on black people. It’s safe to say that all people want to do when entering a store is to leave with something, but why are minorities being profiled as if they need to steal them? There is a big line between respect and invasion, and white-owned businesses have crossed completely over that line too many times. Meanwhile, black businesses are very scarce, so the majority of the race almost has to buy from other shops. Minority workers are consistently not hired for jobs because of the lack of skills, though they are denied job training from white employers (Vedder and Galloway 90). The government’s minimum wage policy allows racial discrimination within employer choices, and has since 1931 when the Davis-Bacon act was enabled. This act was designed to protect Northern white workers from competition with black workers, and is still enacted today, but not for discriminatory reasons. The authors describe the results of the act saying, “In the 1920s, the growth in black
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