We Need More Black Perspective Startups, Not Black Issue Startups
A. Jarrod Jenkins
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I definitely would like to see more startups out there tackling issues from the black perspective. I think about this a lot for business news. At the same time, I wonder if it’s more about having the right tools to capitalize on the things we’ve created for ourselves. You look at the outsize impact we have on culture in general through things that we’ve made for ourselves.From my observations, this is what Walker & Company is experiencing now. They haven’t released any of their products for women, yet you have women buying their razors. They market to people of color, yet I see white people buying their products. At the end of the day, I think there are markets for addressing both race-specific issues and general issues. I think Seibel’s black perspective comes through pretty hilariously in this episode on Justin.tv’s origin story: https://gimletmedia.com/episode/almost-famous-season-3-episode-1/.

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