Dear Black People: Terminate Business Relationships With iCandy, Philadelphia
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Dear Decision Makers,
I would like to get straight to the point: Ideas can be changed however BELIEFS CANNOT. Prematurely, I digress. In recent efforts to facilitate the ever so popular "social change" your named organizations have introduced an Agreement with the owner(s) of iCandy that will (to also get straight to the point) suggest that it is satisfactory practice to give racist business owners black dollars.
I'm going to keep this short and liberal. No matter how many sensitivity trainings staff are required to complete we're talking about changing the institutionalized and personal beliefs of a grown man who, in reaction to his exposure, recently decided to hold hands and sing Kum-Bay-Yah (is that how you spell it?) with POC organizers. I believe anything is possible, however iCandy can continue to "get right" off of the dollars of ignorance they still seem to accumulate while the "non-marginalized" portion of the gay community ignores our plight. They'll be aight.
I'd say this whole trauma was a great thing--- in a Post-PTSD Therapy kind of way. I'm in love with the fact that my city is not standing for this. That we're not willing to budge even a little. That this is stirring up the right kind of cognitive dissonance amongst POC that got us where we are today. So hear us out. Loud and Proud. Don't do business with iCandy.
Most of the LGBTQ Community of Philadelphia
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