The black community struggles in the area of black businesses. One of the most popular things other black people complain about black businesses is that they are not professional enough and over charge. But even if this holds to be true, black people need to show responsibility in their communities for the concept of supporting black owned businesses.
What happens when you go to a white, Chinese or Arab business and don’t get the service you desire? Usually you will leave that business and go to another white, Chinese or Arab owned business where the service may be a little bit better. In the black community, not all businesses will be ideal. The key concept we must focus on is creating lucrative opportunities in black populated communities for more black businesses to exist.
If there is only one black owned business on the block and they have any shortcomings, then most people will complain and decide not to support black owned businesses.
The reason why the idea of black owned businesses lacking is that there aren’t enough black owned businesses. Once there are enough black businesses that are actually competing against each other, the level of service will get better. That is what competition creates.
No one should have to support a poorly ran business simply because it is black owned. But we should keep it in our minds that we don’t want to forget about the existence of black businesses and always be conscious of where we spend our money as a group. our dollars have power and if used systematically to generate wealth in the black community, many black communities will have the chance to flourish.