Neither the word race nor the word racism appear anywhere in the article, “Couple’s ‘buy black’ experiment becomesÂ a movement“:
“We’ve still got that ‘the white man’s water is colder’ mentality,” he said. “We can’t take us for granted. When we go to our establishments, it’s almost like we’re doing a favor. That ought to be a given for us.”
The Andersons remain encouraged by their momentum online and in the media. At the end of 2009, they hope to show $1 million in spending with black businesses among supporters across the country.
“The response has been so huge,” Maggie Anderson said. “We think so much can come out of this. We’re in movement-making mode now.”