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Old 09-29-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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In case you missed the story on WSOC TV tonight, video is now online.

Basically, "Phillip Agnew is preparing to launch the "Black Card," a discount card open to the public that would give them 10 percent off when they shop at businesses owned by African Americans."

Man who accused EpiCentre of racism creates Black Card - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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This is usually where I'd make a comment about what would happen if someone made a white card, but what is the point?
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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So as a black male i would give a white business 100% full profit when i shop there but when i use my black card at a black business i only give them 90% of the profit?????!!!!! This sounds really counter-productive...
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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So as a black male i would give a white business 100% full profit when i shop there but when i use my black card at a black business i only give them 90% of the profit?????!!!!! This sounds really counter-productive...
It's the thought that counts?
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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Those who supported this person please step forward and sign up for your Black Card.

It was obvious from the get-go he had an agenda.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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So as a black male i would give a white business 100% full profit when i shop there but when i use my black card at a black business i only give them 90% of the profit?????!!!!! This sounds really counter-productive...
actually... it sounds like any other sale or coupon that a business uses to get you in the door. The only difference is this one is based on race.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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Once again, what could be an interesting discussion Ie: how dollars are circulated (or not) within immigrant/minority communities flows to a base level.

There really could be a larger discussion point here folks. And it doesn't have a thing to do with racism.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Once again, what could be an interesting discussion Ie: how dollars are circulated (or not) within immigrant/minority communities flows to a base level.

There really could be a larger discussion point here folks. And it doesn't have a thing to do with racism.
No one has stated in post prior it was racism.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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This is usually where I'd make a comment about what would happen if someone made a white card, but what is the point?

Lol, this is where a lot of folk get confused, we already have a white card, white businesses are everywhere.

Everybody has an agenda and people use all sorts of publicity for their financial gain...why not? How bout the former first family of Alaska and that whole clan, ol' Levy posing for playgirl with upcoming book tour...I love this country.

Flipside, this an opportunity to highlight minority-owned businesses in the area (although the Black Pages exist). Instantly, some will have a knee-jerk reaction to think along racial lines but as with any ethnic group (Greek, etc), certain product and services can be found via minority-owned businesses, essentially another marketing vehicle if people can manage to take off the racial goggles for a minute.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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No one has stated in post prior it was racism.
Ok, did you not see the term "white card" in a previous post? Anyway, this entire story is based on race or an alleged racial incident.
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