When is the last time you purchased your Virgin Indian Remy Hair or your lace front wig from a black owned beauty supply? An organization in Texas is on a mission to make sure African American customers are knowledgable of their hair care options.
Members of the Waxahachie Study Group, an organization comprised of followers of Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Justice or Else Movement protested in front of a Texas beauty supply.
The demonstrators held signs out front of the store and discouraged patrons from walking in by providing a list of other Black owned businesses that they could patronize.
This didn’t sit well with the owner of the store who confronted one of the protestors with the following exchange:
Beauty supply owner: Why are you only doing this here? We did something wrong?
Demonstrator: No, we didn’t say you did anything wrong. We’re trying to enlighten our people and let them know that there is a black beauty supply that offers the same services so we are trying to redirect them to shop with their own people first before they shop with someone else.
Beauty supply owner: But I think this is not right.
Demonstrator: You think it’s not right for someone to support their own before they support someone else?
The store owner then called the police claiming the protestors were on his property when in actuality, they were protesting on public property.
“You pay rent for your one store. That doesn’t give you authority over the sidewalk and the parking lot” said the officer.
Watch the video of the incident and let us know if you think the Waxahachie Study Group’s protest was effective.
Beauties, what black owned businesses do you support?