Black Lives Matter just released a plan to take down “white corporations” and “white capitalism” in an event called “Black Xmas”. “We’re creating a #BlackXmas. No Spending with White corporations 11/24/2017 – 01/01/2018. #DIVEST from White corporations. #INVEST in Black community. If you must buy, #BUYBLACK,” describes the BLM website blackxmas.org.
“Donald Trump embodies White capitalism. If you are anti-Trump, you should hold back your resources from him and the like. BUILD NEW TRADITIONS: Donate to Black-led community-based organizations in the name of your loved ones as holiday gifts,” they wrote.
Does trying to separate our country by skin color really accomplish anything? California college professor Dr. Melina Abdullah, argues in favor of this. “We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” she argued.
“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,” she said.
“We are socialized to believe that the answer to white oppression is black capitalism. We don’t need any black millionaires and multi-millionaires, and we don’t need a black Walmart. That doesn’t free us. In order to get free as a collective, we have to think collectively. It’s not enough for one person to draw profit because that also drains community. It needs to be structured around this idea of collective uplift,” argued Abdullah.