Two weeks ago I penned an open letter wherein I expressed how important it is for us to uplift black business owners. While many of us will go out of our way to champion the cause of the black business owner, and equal number of us feel comfortable publicly expressing why we have problems with shopping from our own You can read my post HERE, but the video below says it all:
“I don’t know, it just happened. I went crazy…No matter what the reason, I feel very sorry to her and to them.”
Lim insists that the woman did steal something and plans to release the surveillance footage to police. No arrests have been made.
While I’ve never been assaulted in an an asian-owned beauty supply store I have certainly been accused of stealing. The reality is that many of us who frequent these stores do so knowing that we’re going to be disrespected. Still, we continue to shop at these venues, and we rarely publicly out them for the way in which they treat us.
This happens a lot. Just watch this video of a teenager being assaulted at a nail salon. This video is even more disturbing as many witnesses jump to the defense of the man assaulting the teenage girl:
Despite these examples, my timeline is routinely filled with members of our community bashing black-business owners for one reason or another. Being treated poorly by any business owner is unacceptable, but we have to be better publicly supporting and uplifting our own.
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