Black Lives Matter has announced its seventh year of boycotting ‘white companies’ during the holiday season to support ‘Black Xmas.’
On Black Friday, the official Black Lives Matter Global Network shared an Instagram post calling to ‘support Black-led-Black-serving organizations.’
‘We’re dreaming of a #BlackXmas. That means no spending with white companies from Black Friday until New Years Day’, the official blackxmas.org site states.
The group suggest three ways for its supporters to take part in Black Xmas: Build Black, Buy Black, and Bank Black.
The group is encouraging its followers to ‘buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses’ claiming ‘white-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life.’
But many on social media slammed the idea as racist and ‘segregating’.
‘All live matter. Stop making profit out of poor people,’ @ShaqYnwa tweeted.
Another person changed the Black Xmas logo writing: ‘All Lives matter Christmas.’
‘This seems derogatory and segregating,’ @DakNarciso commented.
Others took the idea and decided to turn it on its head. ‘Great idea by blklivesmatter! def gonna make sure the local owned shops I buy from are white owned! we gotta support our own race! so glad we are finally on the same page,’ @Sligresda commented.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Adriana Diaz