Originally posted by AudioGuy:
...effort to make white people "comfortable"?
IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMERCE - YES.
We should show them that it is safe to SHOP in our communities so that they can HAND US THEIR MONEY.
We should show them that a Black business who opens up IN THEIR COMMUNITY is going to provide the best service - SO THEY CAN HAND OVER THEIR MONEY TO US.
The context was how we behave in public in general, getting on an elevator, entering a building, walking down the street, etc.
As far as commerce is concerned, an good business person should have good customer service skills period. As a business person, if the clients you want are multi-racial then you need to cater to them so that you can get their business. That means treating them with respect, in certain cases trying to anticipate their desires, etc. That goes for Black and White and polka-dotted striped clients. White store owners need to take that into consideration when treating Black patrons like shoplifters or like they can't afford what they are looking at...
quote:We should have our schools in working order where they will attempt to TRANSFER INTO OUR SCHOOLS in order to give THEIR kids an early exposure how COMPETITIVE the real world is and that they need to be prepared.
Our schools should be in working order so that our kids get the most out of them.