Geekletes Is The First Black-Owned Esports Gaming Facility In Texas

The esports industry sees it's first black-owner of an esports facility in Texas, Danny Martin. The new Geekletes Esports Studio is located in Dallas.

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Prince-Ali52d ago

Well this just made me happy!! 🙌🙌🙌 28588;😂😂㈳ 4;

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Prince-Ali51d ago

Look at these disagrees loool... And if people call out racism all of a sudden its a battle of SJW and agendas being pushed.. you lots are hilarious 🤦‍♂️😂

bluefox75552d ago

What does his skin color tell me about him? Why are people so obsessed with race?

DarXyde52d ago

Having spent enough time around people from various countries and cultures, I think it's ignorant to dismiss the comeuppance of others just because you're not a part of that group. In case you forgot about things in American history like Tulsa, Oklahoma and the civil rights movement, there are discriminatory barriers to African American success, including but not limited to education, gentrification, and people just plain old avoidance of supporting their businesses. They're not the only group affected, but it is certainly disproportionate.

Color doesn't need to be the most important aspect of this news, but it's an accomplishment worth celebrating because, if we're being honest, the American black community's success and entrepreneurship isn't exactly something that sits well with everyone.

You don't have to care, but you don't have to be a detractor either.

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DarXyde52d ago (Edited 52d ago )

Very insightful reply. Maybe if you had an inkling about basic history or intergenerational trauma, you could contribute meaningfully.

AscendedHuman51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Also their businesses usually are in lesser quality/price competitive in comparison to others, so there's that.

DarXyde51d ago


Thanks for bringing that up.

Lower quality is generally a strong indication of limited resources. One can make the argument that they can crowdsource more, but even that's far less likely because the communities in which they operate are likely to have less ability to contribute due to constraints around socioeconomic status. It's better than it was in the past, but there are definitely still problems that people like to pretend don't exist.

As for price competitiveness, in my experience, when black owned businesses operate in affluent neighborhoods and do things like sell organic produce, people would rather shop at Whole Foods than support local business. Harlem has similar problems where mom and pop shops are fairly priced and are still unsustainable due to gentrification creating demand for franchises like Starbucks, McDonald's, and KFC.

So again, when I see entrepreneurship like this from African Americans, it makes me happy. I look forward to a day when it is no longer a big deal and is a typical occurrence. But for now, it is commendable. And if you don't care, I am cool with that.

I'm not telling anyone that they need to care, but likewise, those who don't care don't need to belittle this kind of progress by complaining that EvErYtHiNg Is AbOuT rAcE. Skip the piece and move on if it doesn't matter to you. Simple as that.

Though I'd like to ask: can you be more specific about what products are lower quality?

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Giblet_Head51d ago


I give it a year before it's shuttered.