Black People : How come blacks are the biggest buyers in the US?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Over the years I read a few articles that blacks are the biggest spenders in the US.

    Here is one I read recently:

    It is also said that we will have a buying power of 1.1 trillion dollars by 2012.

    Why are we spending so much, but receiving so little?

    Blacks have the highest rate of unemployment, but yet we are spending all of this money...
     
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    To answer your question and respond the the latter:

    We haven't and or, don't take a substantial portion of that money and
    to create the kind of infrastructures to create means of employment and
    opportunity for us. Are priorities are off kilter.
     
  3. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Huh?
     
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    I thought I was answering that question you stated.

    Did you have a premise regarding the topic, that I
    may have missed?
     
  5. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I didn't understand your answer
     
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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Perhaps matching the responses to your statements may help:

    An answer:
    [Because]We haven't and or, don't take a substantial portion of that money and to create the kind of infrastructures to create means of employment and opportunity for us.

    A response:

    Are priorities are off kilter.
     
  7. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Okay lol...thanks....My brain function levels are at 1 right now
     
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    peace

    - because in our minds, if we were to receive the same amount that we are spending it wouldn't numb the mental pain we are in. So we shop much more than we receive every chance we get to get away 'mentally' from the conditions in our neighborhoods and in our minds...

    I know a few people that go shopping right after coming back from shopping.... lol
     
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    African-Americans convert their dollars into trinkets rather than property and/or investments.
     
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    Yes brother you are right, after the conspiracy of integrated but not equal, our communtites remained segregated by and large, and recently forcilby integrated via regentrification, we no longer
    had an interest in supporting Black businesses, but
    beleived in the mythology that; "The white man's ice is colder",

    only remembered (barely) Ujima and Ujamaa during Kwanzaa for 7 days after Christmas during the 70s and early 80s and, that was it for collective Black economics
     
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