I just got into an argument because after skating all day yesterday and my legs hurting like crazy I decided to take my suit that I wore on Easter to the asian owned cleaners around the corner from my house instead of the black owned cleaners five blocks away. Soapbox speeches were made about how every other ethnic group supports their own businesses and that I should do the same no matter what. Considering both have comparable prices and levels of service/quality I understand but dont want to have to go out of my way just to get the same thing done for the excuse of "supporting the black community". Honestly I don't care im one of those objective assholes who judges a buisness based on convenience and quality of service not who runs the place. Furthermore with 99.9% of the other black owned businesses in my neighborhood are either hair salons or liquor stores - all the past "support of the black community" hasn't really netted any real progression or diversity in the neighborhood economy.
Now what would you do in my position? Take the "long" walk (painfully) and support your ethnic group or take the short walk and visit the business that isn't from your culture? Mind you both are for the sake of argument the same with the exception of ownership.