This article is about companies in America and what they do with the power they have. Mic argues consumers should avoid these companies for their equal rights violation.

This is similar to our class discussions about “Buy Nothing Day.”  Would it be a good start for us as consumers to divest from these companies? Or not?

Here’s the link: http://mic.com/articles/102220/vote-with-your-wallet-companies-to-avoid-if-you-support-equality-in-america

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4 responses »

  1. The idea of buy nothing day is quite interesting, I wonder how effective it was?

    • rbhalla2018 says:

      I’m not exactly sure on how effective Buy Nothing Day is generally. I know that this year, Ferguson protestors used “Buy Nothing Day” rhetoric while protesting Black Friday, which led to a 7% drop in money made this year.

  2. haircomestrouble says:

    With the exception of Walmart, Carl’s Jr and EXXON, I don’t knowingly buy products from the other companies. It’s not that I’m necessarily making a stand, I don’t need the other products. However, I did make a stand with Hobby Lobby. I stopped shopping there about a year ago because of their policies.

    • rbhalla2018 says:

      I understand. I think it’s really important to stop contributing to companies that have oppressive policies. Do you think it’s possible for people to gain enough momentum in forcing these companies to change their polices/practices?

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