This is a story with many lessons for Black people in particular.
Damon and David Harvey , two cousins, went into a Buy Buy Baby retail store in Garden City, N.Y., to purchase some big-ticket items for a relative’s baby shower.
The crib, stroller and car seat they selected cost over $1,100. The cashier took the mostly $100 bills they handed her to a supervisor, returned and told them she could not accept their money and asked for another form of payment.
What happens next?
Now two Black consumers have been accused of using counterfeit money. The police were called. They waited for the police to arrive and inspect their money. The police inspected said money — and deemed it not to be counterfeit. The police left. The store cashier still refused to accept their money.
And now the punchline dear reader;
Meanwhile Damon and David, who referred to their shopping experience as “humiliating,’ sent another cousin back to Buy Buy Baby with a debit card to make the purchases for them.”
This is what Dr. Claud Anderson terms “inappropriate behavior“. You have to understand that your consumer dollar is your power — and once you make the exchange with the merchant, you have just lost power. I guarantee every single item in the Harvey’s $1,100 purchase could be obtained somewhere else — and even cheaper.
Until we stop this type of mindless behavior we will never have power. Watch the video below for more understanding.
What say you?