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Saul Good
05-13-2009, 07:09 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - It's been two months since 2-year-old Cori pulled the gold stud from her left earlobe, and the piercing is threatening to close as her mother, Maggie Anderson, hunts for a replacement.

It's not that the earring was all that rareóbut finding the right store has become a quest of Quixotic proportions.

Maggie and John Anderson of Chicago vowed four months ago that for one year, they would try to patronize only black-owned businesses. The "Empowerment Experiment" is the reason John had to suffer for hours with a stomach ache and Maggie no longer gets that brand-name lather when she washes her hair. A grocery trip is a 14-mile odyssey.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D984SLN80&show_article=1

Saul Good
05-13-2009, 07:10 PM
My initial reaction to reading this was to assume some sort of "reverse racism", but I wound up being pretty intrigued and actually support their cause. Sometimes I surprise myself.

Baconeater
05-13-2009, 07:11 PM
That's reverse racism.

kstater
05-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Why the fuck does a 2 year old have a pierced ear?

MIAdragon
05-13-2009, 07:13 PM
Why the **** does a 2 year old have a pierced ear?

she couldnít afford to get them both done:shrug:

Katipan
05-13-2009, 07:15 PM
I thought everything in Atlanta was black owned

AndChiefs
05-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Why the **** does a 2 year old have a pierced ear?

I read that as the kid pulled the earring out of her mothers ear.

But after reading it again i'd have to agree. :)

Katipan
05-13-2009, 07:16 PM
I thought everything in Atlanta was black owned

Wow I'm illiterate. Chicago... Atlanta... Whatever.

KcKing
05-13-2009, 07:33 PM
From now on... I'll only buy from Native American/Russian mix owned businesses....

Who's with me??

MIAdragon
05-13-2009, 07:35 PM
From now on... I'll only buy from Native American/Russian mix owned businesses....

Who's with me??

a maze and vodka diet, that could be interesting.

Micjones
05-13-2009, 07:43 PM
The last time we tried this it didn't end well...
http://www.tulsahistory.org/learn/photos/riot004.jpg

Nzoner
05-13-2009, 07:50 PM
Maggie Anderson said. "It's like, my people have been here 400 years and we don't even have a Walgreens to show for it."

Do they sell afro-sheen at Walgreens?

AndChiefs
05-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Do they sell afro-sheen at Walgreens?

As an employee of Walgreen's...yes we do.

KCChiefsMan
05-13-2009, 07:58 PM
moving, tonight instead of Busch Light beer, I'm going with a Colt .45

Spott
05-13-2009, 08:00 PM
So are there any black owned businesses that sell belts?

Nzoner
05-13-2009, 08:01 PM
As an employee of Walgreen's...yes we do.

thanks,I didn't know

AndChiefs
05-13-2009, 08:04 PM
thanks,I didn't know

No problem. It depends mostly on the area in which the store is located of course. In a more heavily African-American area the scope of products such as Afro-Sheen is larger then more white communities. Whereas a lot of the stores have a "base" set which they carry they do try to cater to the area in which they're in.

The Walgreen's which I worked at in Seattle had a large Asian community so we had an aisle specifically oriented towards what an Asian person may be looking for.

EyePod
05-13-2009, 08:13 PM
I could fucking care less about this. I'm going to continue buying what's closest and enjoying the extra time I save on Chiefsplanet.

googlegoogle
05-13-2009, 08:18 PM
I hope blacks rob her.

Phobia
05-13-2009, 08:31 PM
we had an aisle specifically oriented towards what an Asian person may be looking for.

Heh heh. Oriented.

AndChiefs
05-13-2009, 08:32 PM
Heh heh. Oriented.

ooh nice..

kstater
05-13-2009, 08:32 PM
LMAO

cdcox
05-13-2009, 10:37 PM
If I were them, I'd check out Eve's Addiction.

Rain Man
05-13-2009, 10:44 PM
I thought everything in Atlanta was black owned


There's a reason it's called Coca Cola and not Cracka Cola.


Oooh. That was a rare double-imbedded naturally opposing pun. That's a once in a lifetime pun.

Count Alex's Wins
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
Thought this was about black whores.

MoreLemonPledge
05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
I'm going to buy exclusively from white businesses. It shouldn't be too hard.

I'll tell my black friends what I'm doing and see if they support my cause.