I'd never thought of this before until I read a post on Dream and Hustle. But there doesn't seem to be too many MLM's - or any that I can think of - that are run by black folks or even have black folks in positions of leadership in the company.
The blog post in question I'm reading is: "Itís Time to Confront the Two-Bit Hustle Known as MLM in the Black Community."
The fellow running this blog, Ed, seems like a real sharp fellow. As he puts it:
He's also got quite a humorous way of writing. As he explains how MLM works...Multi-Level Marketing or MLM model has evolved into the biggest example of buffoonery in the Black community in regards to how we handle our business and self-empowerment. MLM is nothing more than a broke hustle and Black folks in our community who push MLM talk too damn much and front too damn much at the same damn time. The Black community need to straight diss MLM and migrate to non-commodity products, solid marketing frameworks and establish supply chain channels to compete and thrive in the 21st century global economy.
Uh, yeah!The way we are going to speak on how multi-level marketing work is from a position of a boss, not one of these punk ass peasants to the hustle who are the suckers way at the bottom tier who can only speak as a follower. Letís put it this way Ė if a person in the MLM hustle ainít the one pushing the product, then that person is just a top b*tch or a bottom b*tch to the pimp game they can get in where they fit in. At Dream and Hustle, we talk like a boss and walk like a boss and deal with cats like a boss and thatís how we going to approach how MLM works Ė like a boss. If these other cats really did know how MLM works, they would be a boss instead of some top b*tch to the MLM hustle, real talk.
Really worth the time to read the entire post and listen to what Ed says.
Some good points in there!