Thread: Nat'l Security Trader Joes attracts White People.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:43 AM   #189
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Originally Posted by blaise View Post
I know that it happens, but it's generally considered racist if the example is as shining as the one outlined in the OP.
Which, whatever, it's their neighborhood and they want a certain historical element to remain. This doesn't bother me. If they want to turn down jobs and money, so be it. They have to live there.

But just as it's naive to think this doesn't go on with white communities resisting minority influence, let's not pretend that those instances would be normally considered racist when brought to light.
I don't at all condone the group using the race card. And I don't know why they'd turn down a Trader Joe's. I'm just pointing to the holier than thou attitude on this thread that this is typical black race baiting, as if white people don't have a similar reaction when a business with mostly black or latino customers enters a predominantly white neighborhood.

The difference is, white people can use an economics argument, claiming that the business would destroy the neighborhood. When a poor neighborhood turns down a Trader Joe's, people can't understand why they'd turn down something that appears to be a neighborhood improvement. Even if the race card was never thrown out there, guarantee this argument on this thread would still be about race baiting. So one is passed off as economics, and the other is considered racism. They're both in their own small way racially motivated.
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