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    I'm a REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY lazy person.

    Whichever is closest. Heck, even if it's closer and a slightly higher price, I'd still go to it.

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    No, Jesus would make Thomas do the laundry. And his clothes were always really dirty. That's why Thomas was the only one who didn't jump at the thought of Jesus being back from the dead.

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    the one sidedness of the responses i see is leading me to believe people are misunderstanding my question... =\


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    hmr.. okay, then let me rephrase it this way.

    Say, I was in Times Square and I just finished shopping and all I want to do is eat a good meal. Now, I could get a meal from Times Square or I could travel all the way to Chinatown where the food is cheaper and that place is "my roots." I could go to support my fellow brethren in Chinatown, or I could get a quicker meal in Times Square. Which would I do?

    I'd eat in Times Square.

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    Wasn't your question "What would you do?", SD?

    Anyways, regardless who, or that person's characteristics (race, gender, religion, status, etc...), I would go to the nearest one (assuming that both give a good service, and both are cheap).

    If both of them would be equally close, I'd most likely try them both, and decide for the one I liked the most. Then again, I wouldn't care for the owner's race, gender, religion, status, etc...

    If the prices offered are different, I'd go to the cheapest one (even if the cheapest one is not close), unless the difference in prices does not make for the difference in service.


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    Well yeah more facts might be needed. But yeah like others said, whatever is the better bargain overall for you putting race aside.
    But the thing is are you suggesting the circumstances would change subjectively to each person? Lookin at it on the flipside, I think it's safe to say though that any reasonable Asian would go for the Asian place further away. Why? Just because it's one of those Asian things. Unless of course they personally know the black drycleaners are like top notch and give much better service than the Asian ones.

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    Which is my question exactly. Is that just a stereotype of non black ethnic groups or not? How many people can sit and list all the different ethnic owned businesses in their neighborhood that they support. Do the koreans got to black owned nail salons? do the whites go to dominican hair stylers? Do the middle easterners go to mexican owned delis?? I can honestly say that no matter where I go in this city (i doubt theres a city as diverse as this one) 100% of the time - with the exception of high tourist traffic areas like Chelsea, SoHo, Midtown, etc - the people who support businesses are always of the same race as the owners. So thats why I said I was skeptical. How many businesses are diverse in your area. Its really a question of what youre neighborhood demographic is and how varied the business ownership is in the places you go.


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    ^not to butt in, but i think that the last sentence wouldnt apply to majority of CA.
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    distance + price = win

    My neighborhood isn't too diverse. Mostly white businesses. It wouldn't make a difference though. If i knew the guy I would support him, but if he's just some random black guy, why waste my time and money when there's something better

    I would think of supporting a business if the owner was muslim and if he also had great goods. Skin color doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    Which is my question exactly. Is that just a stereotype of non black ethnic groups or not? How many people can sit and list all the different ethnic owned businesses in their neighborhood that they support. Do the koreans got to black owned nail salons? do the whites go to dominican hair stylers? Do the middle easterners go to mexican owned delis?? I can honestly say that no matter where I go in this city (i doubt theres a city as diverse as this one) 100% of the time - with the exception of high tourist traffic areas like Chelsea, SoHo, Midtown, etc - the people who support businesses are always of the same race as the owners. So thats why I said I was skeptical. How many businesses are diverse in your area. Its really a question of what youre neighborhood demographic is and how varied the business ownership is in the places you go.
    Hmr...

    When you phrase it that way.

    The only category you mention I fall under is the hair salon. Of course I go to support my Asian Hair Salon-ist!! I get discounts when I get my hair permed. And, I get nice shampoos and conditioners. Plus, my Salon-ist is really nice to me. So, I keep going back and back and back...
    (Well, that's cause she's my aunt.)
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