Skip to comments.Black Lives Matter Calls For a ‘BlackXmas’ to Protest ‘White Capitalism’ and Trump
Posted on 12/01/2017 10:11:05 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter is calling for people to resist “white capitalism” and President Trump by only buying from black businesses during the holiday season.
On Sunday, the allegedly official Black Lives Matter-LA Twitter account posted that they are “dreaming of a #BlackXmas” that involves people withholding their “dollars from White capitalism” and, instead, spending that money in the black community:
We’re dreaming of a #BlackXmas...where folks withhold dollars from White capitalism and use resources to #BuildBlackCommunity. Instead of spending, DONATE to a Black organization as a holiday gift for your loved ones or #BuyBlack. Go to https://t.co/klHABpJaeu for more. — #BlackLivesMatter-LA (@BLMLA) November 26, 2017
The website for the movement calls for people to “#DIVEST from White corporations” and “#INVEST in Black community.”
According to the BlackXmas website, by choosing to #BUYBLACK, Black Lives Matter supporters are helping stop Trump and “the like.” The site claims, “Donald Trump embodies White capitalism. If you are anti-Trump, you should hold back your resources from him and the like.”
Two Black Lives Matter supporters and California State University, Los Angeles professors discussed their support for the movement.
Newsweek reports pan-African studies professor Melina Abdullah connected “white capitalism” to the alleged systematic killing of black people by police.
“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” Abdullah said. “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.”
Fellow pan-African studies professor Anthony Ratcliff said, “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.”
“Until we start to see capitalism [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling,” he added.
In 2015, a “Black Xmas” protest led to airports in Minneapolis and San Francisco being blockaded by activists in order to fight against police brutality.
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50 years of de-segregation and affirmative action, and these folks want to re-segregate.
Combined PING! and DANG!
When “buying black” does that include the entire supply chain?
They wouldn’t like it if Whitey stopped giving money to the gubmint which they load onto those EBT cards.
Ha ha ha ha these morons don’t know history. This comes around almost every year and is a failure every year. They couldn’t even get Kwanzaa off the ground last year.
So, just how do you celebrate a BLM Xmas? Go Cruzin and shoot up the hood? Gather together like you are Xmas caroling at the local Korean grocery store and throw bricks thru the plate glass?
The Deplorables want to know.
You’ve already got Kwanzaa, what more do you need?
What happened to fake black holiday anti-christmas of Kwanzaa?
NOT good enough for BLM?
Ok...have fun with that.
I wonder if a few “civil disturbances” are going to be planned and enacted before Christmas so the participants can go “shopping”.
This again. The economy doesn’t give a flying fish what 8% of the population - and the lower-income part at that - does.
As long as they refuse to participate in America’s culture, they are doomed to failure. It is not “white” culture. It is “US” culture.
Good, do it. Then maybe enough blacks will decide to get to work, accumulate capital, and go into business serving other blacks. Give the Koreans a rest.
The other day I saw two black kids running down the street with the Arab storekeeper they had just ripped off in pursuit of them. Does that count? They didn’t pay, and they damaged a capitalist.
Good. Then the little thugs won’t be purposefully blocking the aisles so the rest of us can get our shopping done.
Well, let’s start calculating all the ‘white imperialism’ we impose upon BLMers...the welfare, the cultural appropriations we force upon them...such as buildings, plumbing, welfare, college, etc.
Without “white capitalism” where would the coloreds get their chicken mcnuggets and weaves?
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