Black Lives Matters Tells Shoppers To Stay Away From White Businesses

Black Lives Matter told Christmas shoppers to stay away from white-owned businesses.

Los Angeles, CA - Black Lives Matter (BLM) is calling for holiday shoppers to stay away from white businesses, and instead spend their money on black-owned businesses only, in a push for “Black Christmas.”

BLM organizer Melina Abdullah used her social media following to spread the word that BLM doesn’t want money spent on white businesses.

Abdullah is professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and responded on Twitter to the Newsweek headline, "Black Lives Matter Wants To Bring Down White Capitalism With ‘Black Christmas.’"

“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” said Abdullah during her weekly radio show, according to Newsweek. “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.”

Anthony Ratcliff, another BLM organizer and CSU-LA professor, also chimed in on the radio show to explain the purpose of “Black Christmas,” according to Newsweek.

“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,” said Ratcliff. “Until we start to see capitalism [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling.”

Black Lives Matter organized “Black Christmas” last year, too, according to Newsweek. BLM called on consumers to shop at black-owned businesses as a way to protest President Donald Trump.

@OfficerBlue stop crying. it's not ethno-nationalist ideology. It's smart spending. Spend money in your own community because it helps the community.

@Szrudy3 Christ wasn't even born on that day. Don't be ignorant.

@Donna51 how are they controlling others? There's no mandate in the statement. You yourself just said you shop where you want. Let them shop where they want.

@Foundoutwest11 you have got to be the fakest Indian I've ever heard of if your beef is with black folk vice whites.

@AloeAndApache it's laughable how you think you have to google to find out if the business owner is black. you do know there are whole networks dedicated to keeping information like this handy, right?

Well, maybe you don't know, because you've never deliberately shopped black. but if you're curious, you could find a list of black-owned banks in your neighborhood here: http://blackoutcoalition.org/black-u-s-banks/

@bronx163 there is a white entertainment television. it's called CBS.

@conversation Hi_estComnDenomn


Your spokes people are whiter than most whites. You're welcome to shop where you want, but so am I. I wish all blacks only shopped at black owned businesses. Let them deal with all the violence and shoplifting. Did you see Black Friday madness? Appropriate name for sure. At this point I think we need to get back to segregation.

Really just goes to show you how incredibly uninformed BLM and the idiots that are a part of these terrorists really are. Who do these idiots think the black business owners are buying their products from? Mostly white business owners.


There's a lot of good discussion here, but I'd like I remind people that personal attacks are not OK, and reporting somebody just because you disagree with them won't get them banned. This isn't Facebook; we have actual people who review flagged messages to check violations of our community guidelines.


HighestCommoner---you're absolutely right. We, as the majority, should cater everything to you, as a minority. We should force you to have more children, raise them the way we think they should be raised, and ensure that you are in all of the highest positions of power. Or, you can hop your happy ass on a jet plane to figure out where there is a majority of your people, since all you care about is racial identity, and see how well those places are doing. I'll give you a hint: NOT GOOD. Or, you can work with people, make good decisions, and take responsibility for doing better for yourself. Forget race---it's literally an accident of birth. The only real thing out there for anyone is becoming a better person in general. Do unto others and all that crap. Or just keep being a jerkwad and then get butthurt when we aren't freaked out about the race of every single person who commits a crime. Either way, you're a narcissist which makes you think you know more than anyone. But, if it hadn't come up in such an appalling way, in which blacks decided they were being "criminalized' when they were prosecuted and pursued by the police for committing crimes, then people wouldn't even point it out. They'd identify the person as the individual with these features and call them a monster no matter what. Instead, we're celebrating that almost all of the criminals we see who are getting caught in major cities across the country are black. St. Louis has a 99% black murder suspect rate right now---not good if you're trying to tell people that they're being oppressive. And it's a lot of interracial crime. Lots of murders of little old ladies and men simply for the sake of being the wrong race in their own home. Oh, and black children. It's definitely not white people killing black children at astronomical rates. We don't want them to die. We want to adopt them and raise them in half way decent families so that they can forget about the racial agenda and just live the best lives they can. You don't want that. You'll never want that. Because all you care about is race. If you're not a racist I really don't know what is.

Well, well, well! Instead of not buying from white businesses, and buying crap you probably don't need anyway; how about telling our people to stop killing each other. Stop pulling each other down. Stop throwing each other under the bus. Stop hating each other. Stop oppressing ourselves. Stop being caddy with each other. Stop having a bunch of babies by different men. Start taking care of your children like a man supposed to. Stop being so ignorant. Stop blaming the world for your issues that you caused. Stop acting like everyone is out to get you. Instead of you being so hell-bent on ensuring we get justice, ensure white people treat us with respect and see us as a person and not as a black person, perhaps you should start a movement to begin everything I mentioned above, and then tackle how society sees us! You can go out there and protest all you want, but all it is doing is placing a band-aid on a laceration that needs stitches. All starts at home friend. Changing a parent changes the child, which changes the family structure and ultimately will change the community. You can put that in you Black Lives Matter pipe and smoke it.


I must be losing my mind as just learned White Christmas meant White Privilege and has nothing to do with snow. Does that mean Black Friday is referring to Black Privilege? Just wondering as you cannot have it both ways. ;-)


Now I feel like I did when I learned this little piggy went to market did not mean the piggy went shopping. Childhood ruined. LMAO


@tomaip...snow is racist.

We need to look at the actions of people and not the color. Stop falsely accusing police of crimes they didnt do. Every race and job has good and bad. Stop blaiming white people for everything. Stop destroying your towns and atticking people. We arent holding you back. You are allowed to say how proud you are being black but if white people do the same they are racist. You use the N word and its ok but any other race says it they are racist. Cant have both ways. Either is a bad word or its not. You have BET tv, united negro college fund and black colleges but if we did the same there is an uproar because its racist. Why cant everyone be proud of their heritage, look at ALL the facts, and admit when someone is guilty instead of ALWAYS saying they didnt do it, they are good and would never do it. We need to treat everyone like human beings. By acting the way this country is attacking everyone terrorists are probably laughing thinking we are so weak and vulnerable and attack. We need to pull together and fight the terrorists and people wanting to destroy our country.
AND the over paid childish disrespectful athletes need to stand and respect the flag. People died so they can act like the morons they are.

Help me out here, this is a bad thing ?

@beetlebailey I'm american. Most people like me are in America.

What's your point?

Under capitalism, we are expected to work for money.
Under socialism, we are expected to work for mere words like 'diversity'.