... "mom and pop stores" still exist.
Not here, 90% died. Because as soon as the next supermarket opened nearby, offering more stuff for less money, they simply couldn't compete. You have to know that, especially in the cities, most shopkeepers don't own the real estate they set up shop in - they have to pay rent. Dwindling turnover is often a quick death sentence. That's why German cities look all the same - the horrendous rents are only affordable for a handful of huge franchises, and in turn those are everywhere, pushing all smaller competition away.
Add to that the ridiciously German laws and regulations. Only big companies with a horde of lawyers and specialists can safely navigate this jungle of rules.
I'm aware. Cities in the US have the same problem. Rural areas, it's more or less the opposite, but not to the same degree. You still have your corporate influence, but, especially in my area, there's plenty of companies that are untouched by the concept of "boards." But, this is the rub, and why i say that corporations are not capitalist entities: they are a pseudo-government body, bound by legal obligations provided by whatever nation(s) they reside in. Effectively, GOG legally has to bend the knee to china, unless we can get enough non-chinese to outnumber the prospective chinese market. Good luck.
yeah, way to take a stand for justice, you brave man you
edit: i myself am a white person, so i can both notice and point out that i have systemically benefited from that, thankyouverymuch
My wife is white. My kids therefore are half white. They see zero benefit or privilege from their "race". lol
Your decisions are not really motivated by your perceived "race". Make shitty decisions, you'll have a shitty life.
Have you ever noticed that white people care more about "racism" than any other race? Trump did even better with minorities than he did in 2016, but the main issue this election was supposedly racism. Why do we always listen to outraged intellectuals who represent figurative people rather than real people? Why are white people so racist as to think that non-whites need white advocates to stick up for themselves?
EDIT: Oh, and did you catch that edit where apparently a non-white person is so stupid they need a white person to explain white priviledge to them?