I watch the morning news daily. I get a lot of news items in my mail box, most of which I take the time to read, and admittedly some I delete because I just don't have time. The point is, I like to be educated on what is going on. I'm not the type of person to go out and begin conversations on what I read or hear, I just like to educate myself. I pride myself on my knowledge base. Well, occasionally I see things that fire me up. Even with that, I don't necessarily share my opinions. I'm not an activist. I'm not a very vocalized person, however I have a big heart and it still feels. So this news article I'm about to go off about really just hit my heart in all the wrong places.
Family Dollar is about to begin selling alcohol in their stores. Now, to make it clear it won't be a dollar, but it's in Family Dollar so it won't be out of reach unaffordable either. So tell me, what is the need to market alcohol at a lower price in the areas that Family Dollars are located? I want to know who did this market research and said 'hey, this is a great fucking idea!'.
I'm not spending my blog post discussing the horrible idea this is. I'm not spending my time typing that this is another ploy to keep marginalized Americans marginalized. This is an attempt to introduce temptation to younger and younger individuals and ultimately encouraging criminalization. Nope, not gonna do it. I'm gonna let all the people who have spoken up already do that. Please see my 'Press' page and read.
I'm very disappointed in favored majority that sat in a room and decided this was a great idea. I'm very disappointed in the people who continue to run this country with their eyes closed and pretend these things are not real.
What are we going to do? We can't boycott. Some American families need these stores. Hell, my small hometown no houses a distribution center for these stores. They would not exist without this distribution center. But, something needs to be done. Help. We need to help marginalized American's and prevent further criminalization of their lifestyles.
I am a Master Social Work graduate from UGA, and absolutely LOVE what I do. I specialize in DBT therapy, and enjoy working adolescent teens and adults (ages 12 & up). I hope you enjoy my blog, it's been a long time in the making! *HUGS!*