Anthony Ratcliff, a professor at California State University, Los Angeles, and a Black Lives Matter (BLM) leader, has proclaimed that Christmas is a sign of “White Capitalism” and is calling for a boycott, saying “This means no spending with White corporations.”
“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 [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling,” Ratcliff said.
Group leaders say it’s time for people to “resist white capitalism” and divest from businesses that contribute to racial inequality. Melina Abdullah, a BLM leader who is a professor at California State University, Los Angeles (CSU-LA), is encouraging shoppers to use their money to support economic empowerment for minorities.
“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” Abdullah said on her radio show, Beautiful Struggle, the show where Ratcliff was a guest.
“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,” Abdullah added.
The BLM website states:
“If you must buy, #BuyBlack. For a list of Black businesses, please visit backingblackbusiness.com and download the apps “Official” Black Wall Street for real-time Black-business mapped locations and MyClickUrban for #BlackXmas updates and Black events in your area.”
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The site goes on to list black businesses and organizations that should be supported instead including but not limited to:
African American Cultural Center (Black cultural work and forums) www.africanamericanculturalcenter-la.org
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (Black immigration justice) www.baji.org
Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles (working to end state-sanctioned violence) www.crowdrise.com/blmla
Black Women for Wellness (Black women’s health) www.bwwla.org
Black Worker Center (good jobs for Black people) http://www.lablackworkercenter.org
Crenshaw Subway Coalition (transportation and housing justice in Black communities) www.crenshawsubway.org
Dignity and Power Now (dignity for incarcerated people, their families, and communities) www.dignityandpowernow.org
Well… this should be interesting.