Black Lives Matters Tells Shoppers To Stay Away From White Businesses

Black Lives Matter told Christmas shoppers to stay away from white-owned businesses.

Los Angeles, CA - Black Lives Matter (BLM) is calling for holiday shoppers to stay away from white businesses, and instead spend their money on black-owned businesses only, in a push for “Black Christmas.”

BLM organizer Melina Abdullah used her social media following to spread the word that BLM doesn’t want money spent on white businesses.

Abdullah is professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and responded on Twitter to the Newsweek headline, "Black Lives Matter Wants To Bring Down White Capitalism With ‘Black Christmas.’"

“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” said Abdullah during her weekly radio show, according to Newsweek. “We have to not only disrupt the systems of policing that literally kill our people, but we have to disrupt the white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal, heteronormative system that is really the root cause of these police killings.”

Anthony Ratcliff, another BLM organizer and CSU-LA professor, also chimed in on the radio show to explain the purpose of “Black Christmas,” according to Newsweek.

“Black Lives Matter and other organizations build a strong critique and understanding of racism and white supremacy and sexism and homophobia, transphobia, but we have to have as much hatred or vitriol against capitalism,” said Ratcliff. “Until we start to see capitalism [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling.”

Black Lives Matter organized “Black Christmas” last year, too, according to Newsweek. BLM called on consumers to shop at black-owned businesses as a way to protest President Donald Trump.

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OfficerBlueBallz
OfficerBlueBallz
cecilhenry
cecilhenry

Under capitalism, we are expected to work for money.
Under socialism, we are expected to work for mere words like 'diversity'.
Forever.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@beetlebailey I'm american. Most people like me are in America.

What's your point?

50wt
50wt

Help me out here, this is a bad thing ?

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

We need to look at the actions of people and not the color. Stop falsely accusing police of crimes they didnt do. Every race and job has good and bad. Stop blaiming white people for everything. Stop destroying your towns and atticking people. We arent holding you back. You are allowed to say how proud you are being black but if white people do the same they are racist. You use the N word and its ok but any other race says it they are racist. Cant have both ways. Either is a bad word or its not. You have BET tv, united negro college fund and black colleges but if we did the same there is an uproar because its racist. Why cant everyone be proud of their heritage, look at ALL the facts, and admit when someone is guilty instead of ALWAYS saying they didnt do it, they are good and would never do it. We need to treat everyone like human beings. By acting the way this country is attacking everyone terrorists are probably laughing thinking we are so weak and vulnerable and attack. We need to pull together and fight the terrorists and people wanting to destroy our country.
AND the over paid childish disrespectful athletes need to stand and respect the flag. People died so they can act like the morons they are.

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