In the wake of the killing or George Floyd, you are probably asking yourself, “what can I do to make a difference and promote positive change?” Protesters have taken of major cities and are bringing much-needed attention to the unfortunate issue of systemic racism. What about after the protests are over, what will you continuously do to promote positive change and do your part to push society in the right direction? One way you can fight systemic racism is by supporting black-owned businesses. So, here are 3 ways you can support black-owned businesses today.
1. Become a paying customer
Becoming a paying customer is the obvious first step in supporting black-owned businesses. But, how does this help fight systemic racism? Here is one explanation. By supporting them you are financially strengthening their businesses, community, and voice which will, directly and indirectly, fight systemic racism.
2. Engage with their social media accounts
Start engaging with their social media accounts. Start following, commenting, and liking. This will help boost their exposure on the different social platforms, which will then in turn help their business grow.
3. Refer friends and family
Referring to friends and family to a business is one of the highest compliments and signs of support you can show. Find black-owned businesses, and if you have friends or family you think should know about them spread the word.
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However, don’t stop here, these are just three ways to get started. Systemic racism is a serious issue that should not exist in society under any circumstance.