Black Lives Matter continues to create a racial divide in this country. Now, BLM organizes "Black Xmas" to fight "white corporations" and "white capitalism."
Dr. Melina Abdullah is at the head of it. She is a professor at California State University-Los Angeles (CSU-LA) and also happens to be a national Black Lives Matter leader. She is recruiting allies of the movement to come forward to support "Black Christmas." She wants them to fight this holiday season by divesting from "white corporations."
According to Dr. Abdullah, "white capitalism" is inherently racist and black people should move toward more collectivist approaches to help with economic empowerment.
BLM Organizes Black Xmas
We’re dreaming of a #BlackXmas...where folks withhold dollars from White capitalism and use resources to #BuildBlackCommunity. Instead of spending, DONATE to a Black organization as a holiday gift for your loved ones or #BuyBlack. Go to https://t.co/klHABpJaeu for more.
— #BlackLivesMatter-LA (@BLMLA) November 26, 2017
“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” Abdullah said.
“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.”
More, per Daily Wire:
Abdullah, who descends from a family of Marxist organizers, made the comments on her weekly KPFK radio show called “Beautiful Struggle,” which features songs like “5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO” as bumper music. She was joined by Dr. Anthony Ratcliff, also a professor at CSU-LA, who organized BLM’s first youth activist camp last summer.
“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,” Ratcliff said. “Until we start to see capitalism just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling.”
BLM launched a Black Xmas website on Saturday which calls for “no spending with White corporations” through New Year’s Day, encouraging supporters to donate to allied, black-led community groups or black-owned businesses instead.
Ice Out of LA
We also stand in solidarity with @BLMLA and #BlackXmas. Because capitalism is #AntiBlack. If you must shop, please try to support Black businesses or at least small POC immigrant businesses. LA is full of street vendors and swap meets. Its not so hard!
— Ice Out of LA (@IceOutOfLA) November 25, 2017
Ever since Black Xmas was founded, BLM has supported it each year.
Per the Los Angeles Sentinel, by Dr. Abdullah:
This call is fundamentally tied to Black Lives Matter’s mission to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people. We know that state-sanctioned violence is rooted in White-supremacist capitalism. Since its inception in 2013, Black Lives Matter has recognized the killing of Black people at the hands of the police as not simply a question of a few rogue officers, but a part of a system that is built on the backs of Black people. …we live under a system of White-supremacist capitalism that exploits Black people as workers and consumers and relies on the police state to secure and maintain its dominance.”
This is a disgusting movement. More and more gets uncovered about their motives and it's time to completely and expose their agenda. The mainstream media does their best to hide the truth about BLM, but it can't hide any longer.