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.
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 businessesCons:
UI could be improved
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.
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.