Black Lives Matter calls for boycott of white businesses: ‘We’re dreaming of a #Blackxmas’
The Black Lives Matter movement’s national arm is once again instructing its followers to boycott “white businesses” during the holiday shopping season.
“White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life,” the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation wrote in an Instagram 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 says.
A video on the website shows members of the BLM Los Angeles chapter protesting in Santa hats on Rodeo Drive.
“Take it to the streets and f*** the police! No justice no peace!” the protestors were heard yelling moments before blocking the intersection of Rodeo and Santa Monica Boulevard.
BLM’s post on Instagram also instructs followers to pull their money out of “white banks.”
“#BankBlack – Move your money out of white-corporate banks that finance our oppression and open accounts with Black-owned banks,” the post says.
Reactions to the boycott online were not positive, with many users calling out the organization’s bigotry.
“Maybe this will only impact the ‘white companies’ (whatever that is, really) that decided to pander to radicals by endorsing Black Lives Matter,” Jason Rantz wrote on Twitter. “BLM is a racist group. And this hurts the black employees who work at these ‘white supremacist’ companies.”
“BLM should quit being selective in what they boycott and rally against. They should also not participate in Christmas, drive automobiles, watch movies, eat hamburgers, or anything American/European at all since it is all part of ‘white hegemony,’ another user wrote on Twitter.
This marks the seventh year in a row that BLM has called to boycott white-owned businesses at Christmastime.