We Buy Black

A world of black owned goods, all in one place.

We Buy Black is an online marketplace for Black owned businesses to showcase and sell their products to a global community.

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12 Reviews2.9/5
Marc AlexanderCryptos, websites and apps
Very racist..
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@x_cryptos How is this racist?
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Marc AlexanderCryptos, websites and apps
@cenk How about a Buy White or Buy Asian or Buy Arab movement? People would lose their minds if a Buy White movement occurred. What gives? I don't think things should be about skin color. This specifically exploits skin color. With that said I'm not black.. so am I even allowed to use this service? Or do I have to use the other drinking fountain?
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Manny Orduña
Freelance Creative
@x_cryptos @cenk why should a vendor's race even be considered when purchasing an item/service, let alone be held at the forefront prior to the transaction? Do you assume that everyone selling on Amazon or eBay is white unless explicitly stated so?
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Jordan FourcherBadass from the future
@x_cryptos exactly what came to my mind. The whole premise of this service, however good the intentions were, is incredibly, if not definitively racist.
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@x_cryptos @manny_orduna Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. What you are doing is called "False equivalency", you are purposefully ignoring the historical and current-day power imbalance between white people and people of color. Not to mention the fact that black people are a underrepresented minority, and white people definitely are not. You cannot simply ignore the disadvantages black people as a whole have in the US. I’m sorry, but you are entirely wrong on this issue.
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Manny Orduña
Freelance Creative

A vendor's race should not matter, be noted or even be at the forefront when considering to purchase a product or service from them

Pros:

Only for black people

Cons:

Only for black people

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Mateo MorrisonFounder, CEO at Fangoo
Totally agree. It wouldn't be the same impact if an app was called "We Buy White"– would that be racist and inappropriate? Hope is not a racial manner as it looks like, but if it is, then there is racism from black people to white people.
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@manny_orduna Actually I'm not black but they've got products I have a hard time finding elsewhere. Believe it or not, you don't have to be black to buy black.
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Honestly, I am writing this review to lend some perspective to the other, more negative reviews. They are missing the point, highlighting one of the many blind sides of the tech community. It’s important that spaces like WeBuyBlack exist, even if ProductHunt is the wrong place to talk about them.

Pros:

Important highlighting of black owned businesses

Cons:

UI could be improved

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Munir
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Cloud Architect, Booz Allen

We Buy Black provides a diverse range of products from cosmetics, clothing, toiletries, laundry detergent, books, games, and more.

Pros:

Provides E-bay like marketplace aimed at economically empowering people of color.

Cons:

Improvement could be implementing Amazon's recommendations AI, DSSTNE (pronounced “destiny”), to showcase products related to your history.

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Tristin RoneyCancer survivor turned entrepreneur.

There is nothing wrong with going out of your way to support individuals and groups that you believe can benefit from extra attention. This is particularly true whe those individuals and groups have had to overcome centuries of oppression and prejudice to get to the point where they have something to offer.

By providing these trailblazers with encouragement in the form of spending money, we help them achieve success, which will further encourage others to follow their path, thus breaking a cycle of unfairness that has prevented much-needed diversity in many industries. This is not to say that we should give many that is undeserved, but rather that we can and should highlight deserving businesses that are uniquely positioned to influence massive change for individuals, families, and communities.

It is wonderful that a platform has been created to start this important work. I hope those who hold a narrow view of fairness will not be too threatened to let others enjoy a good platform.

Pros:

Showcasing businesses with diversity is important to increasing diversity.

Cons:

Some people find diversity threatening.

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Marc AlexanderCryptos, websites and apps
"Pros: Showcasing businesses with diversity is important to increasing diversity." Doesn't explain diversity. For example a company with only black people is 0% diverse, because only black people work there. Common sense -_-
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@x_cryptos By diversity he means greater black representation in the broader business community. In particular, I like the idea of providing greater market access to African producers.
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