There is power in Black people’s money, whether we have a little or a lot of it. The people at the top know it, which is why they continue to use us to keep themselves way up, out of reach, at the top of the pyramid. Lo and behold, some of those people include an Asian family making profits at the expense of Black people. You may be familiar with the brand, Tropical Sun. Tell us, would Asian people like it if Black people started copying Asian foods and passing them off as better than the brands that are already out there and actually produced by people who look like the consumer? We think not.
The following is taken from one of many black conscious chats we are in, about how Tropical Sun is ripping off products from the authentic Caribbean brand, Grace Foods.
I was shopping in the Caribbean section of Sainsbury’s yesterday and I had to enlighten a brother about the Tropical Sun goods he was about to purchase. He was grateful for the intervention. Once home I thought to myself what is this company up to……
Well, well, it seems Tropical Sun / Jamaica Sun have gone to great lengths to obtain that ‘black pound’. Over the last couple of months they’ve moved their company from Finchley North London to………’The home of black people’ – Brixton. They have also changed the main director to someone with a very Caribbean name. Let’s be clear, this is just a step to obtain the black pound, by having a black face for the company. Tropical Sun / Jamaica Sun was and still is an Asian company but now with a black face – I can’t wait to see the advertising campaign that will follow. Keep the boycott going of Tropical Sun / Jamaica Sun people, it’s having an impact. ONLY BUY Grace Foods, Dunns River or Walkerswood or those well established from the Caribbean.
Additionally they have gone to great lengths to stop the airing of their derogative comments about black people & the bad press regarding their products on YouTube. Can you believe on their website, they are trying to blame consumers about the bugs found in their products – blaming it on consumer storage rather than themselves. So many consumers can’t be wrong Tropical Sun!
We can not allow another race to copy the product line of well established black food products and dominate the distribution and selling of our foods. If so, we open ourselves up to many future problems, as this company has already displayed their thoughts about our race.
This company and others alike, only want our money; have no regard for us and fail to invest back into our communities. They are going to great lengths to get our money because they know once we are duped, their families will be wealthy for generations (think about how they own hair shops ). We need to be smart with our spending – supporting our own to have a strong community just like many other communities do. Companies like Tropical Sun will go to great lengths to get our money but will not employ our people. We need to also go to great lengths to understand the long term impact of buying black for our own HEALTH and community WEALTH. Stay WOKE people! Have a great day.