I cannot help but feel that the idea that minority groups should only patronize stores and businesses owned by members of their own minority group is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, minority owned businesses needs the business – nobody can argue with that. On the other hand, if Koreans are only shopping at Korean owned businesses, Hispanics at Hispanic owned businesses, Arabs at Arab owned businesses, Blacks at Black owned businesses, and so on, aren’t we just increasing our factionalism and dividedness? Wouldn’t it be more effective to say that all people should support minority owned business and businesses owned by people living in our community? In that way we would build coalition and power rather than increase the factionalism so rampant in our cities. If we really want healing, if we really want to come together, then we are going to have to learn to work together across the artificial lines and divisions human beings have created to keep others oppressed and marginalized. When the solution magnifies the problem or simply shifts its focus then it’s not really a solution.