LaMar Lemmon is clearly a smart man. (How many people knew about 'The Chaldean Empire" prior to this dust up?)
I am not outraged or offended by his statement. It is just slightly off when you break his 'trade imbalance' statements down into "transactional handoffs" (what is flowing between each group"
Source Video: WNEM Detroit
I hardly see this as 'exploitation'.
The real problem is that the 'POLITICAL HARVESTERS' of these underdeveloped community have sold the residents a 'bill of goods' and after failure to provide UPLIFT as promises - these are the only retailers who have figured out a sustainable business plan to stay afloat.
OF COURSE 'EBT' IS A CRITICAL PORTION OF THEIR FINANCING.
THEY did not create 'EBT' - politicians did!!
It is not "BLACK EBT" that is being transacted into the hands of IMMIGRANT MERCHANTS that are "Exploiting Black People".
In the currency known as the Electronic Benefits TRANSFER card - it is the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT that is passing its WILL TO KEEP ALL PEOPLE FED - through the CARD HOLDER and onto the FOOD SERVICE PROVIDER.!!! PERIOD.
One of the first blog posts that I made when I started blogging made the case:
- IF YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE 'SOURCE' OF THE FORCE OF UPLIFT FOR YOUR PEOPLE TO OBTAIN THEIR 'DESIRED STANDARD OF LIVING' - THEN DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THEY CAN'T REPEAT THE FEAT ONCE THEY ARE MOVED AWAY FROM THE 'SYSTEM' THAT YOU CLAIM IS INJUST