The Ebony Experiment?!

>> February 19, 2009

This is another one of those news stories where I am like Say What?!?? I don't understand this. I really truly think that it will bring about the wrong kind of change. This family, the Andersons, an African-American family living in Chicago, have decided that they are only going to buy from black merchants, and only black made products, for the year 2009. They are calling it The Ebony Experiment . I think that this is crazy. It's like reversing the civil rights movement. Discrimination is discrimination, no matter your color or ethnicity.

See the article here, Their year of buying black, from the Chicago Sun Times.

I swear the country was past thinking like this...

I really believe that it is a very bad idea. That it will only bring about more discrimination and bad feelings, rather than good. Right now, everyone is having a hard time, not just the African American community. It so reminds me of the Germans not wanting to buy from Jewish shopkeepers pre-World War 2. What happens when the white Americans want to buy white-only products from only white store owners??

The divide of race has been America's constant curse. Each new wave of immigrants gives new targets to old prejudices. Prejudice and contempt, cloaked in the pretense of religious or political conviction, are no different. They have nearly destroyed us in the past. They plague us still. They fuel the fanaticism of terror. They torment the lives of millions in fractured nations around the world. These obsessions cripple both those who are hated and, of course, those who hate, robbing both of what they might become.
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I love me some Bill Clinton

4 comments:

Daisee February 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

WOW! The thought of that is just terrible. All the things that could come of this action. It could be contagious. It could bring more hatred back. We are definitely past all of this. It just takes some crazy person to start up all of this again. I hope Obama will say something about this. We need to unite as a country during this time of recession. Not pull apart!

Amanda M February 19, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

Geez!! It's crazy some of the stuff people come up with!

Lauren♥Jaden♥Kaylie February 19, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Wow that is crazy! I had no idea that was going on.

Ashley February 20, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

Ugh. People. Thanks for telling me about this earlier. Its so retarded. grrrrrrrr!

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