‘We’re dreaming of a #Blackxmas’: BLM calls for month-long Christmas boycott of ‘white companies’

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The national arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling for a month-long boycott against “white companies” that would extend through New Year’s Day, encouraging supporters to help “end white-supremacist-capitalism” and buy only from black-owned businesses.

“White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life,” the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation wrote on Instagram in a blatantly racist post. “Skip the Black Friday sales and buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses.”

“We’re dreaming of a #Blackxmas. That means no spending with white companies from 11/26/2021 – 01/01/2022,” the BlackXmas website blackxmas.org proclaims.

A video from the BlackXmas website shows the BLM Los Angeles chapter protesting inside Beverly Hills businesses on Rodeo Drive in 2017.

“Take it to the streets and f**k the police! No justice no peace!” the Santa-hat-wearing protesters chanted just before they blocked the intersection of Rodeo and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Black Lives Matter is also instructing their followers to “move your money out of white-corporate banks that finance our oppression and open accounts with Black-owned banks.”

The organization is using the hashtags #BlackXmas and #BuyBlack among others on social media to promote the boycott that began on Black Friday.

“As we prepare ourselves for the holiday season, we are bombarded with ads that seek to whip us up into a consumerist frenzy. Black Friday sales are being rolled out weeks in advance of Thanksgiving and, at every turn, white-supremacist-capitalism is telling us to spend our money on things that we don’t need, to reap profits for corporations,” BLM declared last Wednesday.

“As BLMLA organizer, Jan Williams, reminds us, ‘Capitalism doesn’t love Black people,’” a blog post asserted last week while announcing the event. “In fact, white-supremacist-capitalism invented policing, initially as chattel-slavery-era ‘paddy rollers,’ in order to protect its interests and put targets on the backs of Black people.”

“#BlackXmas challenges us to shake off the chains of consumerism and step fully into our own collective power, to build new traditions, and run an offense as well as a defense,” the post added. “Let’s harness our economic power to disrupt white-supremacist-capitalism and build Black community.”

The event is not new. It was first launched in 2014 as a response to the police-involved death of John Crawford at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, according to the blog. The organization claims that Crawford and Steven Taylor “were murdered by police inside Walmart stores.”

The website provides visitors with maps that show where they can find black-owned stores, restaurants, and banks in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, and South Bend, Indiana.

The organization is also pushing its supporters to make donations to “Black-led, Black-serving organizations” in lieu of holiday gifts.

The planned boycott follows Black Lives Matter contending that Americans were “eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land” on Thanksgiving. “Colonization never ended, it just became normalized.”

Black Lives Matter tweeted that they were sending their “deepest love to families whose loved ones were stolen by state-sanctioned violence and white-supremacy” and offered “a special prayer for those who will forever have an #EmptySeatAtTheTable.”

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