Immediately after accusing Americans of “eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land” on Thanksgiving, Black Lives Matter pivoted to slamming Christmas consumerism.
The campaign is called “Black Xmas.”
“For 7 years #BlackLivesMatter has been drawing connections between white-supremacist-capitalism & police violence with our #BlackXmas campaign,” the organization tweeted over the weekend.
The tweet links to an article written by Melinna Abdullah, a Pan-African Studies professor at Cal State LA and co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles.
“We are witnessing support for Black Lives Matter wane among white folks,” she wrote. “These hits can make it seem as if the system of white-supremacist-capitalism has won and is undefeatable.”
Abdullah claims Christmas’s “white-supremacist-capitalism requires violent policing to protect it.”
Dreaming of “Black Xmas,” she urges people to “invest in black-led, black-serving organizations,” “spend exclusively with black-owned businesses from Black Friday through New Year,” and “move our money from white corporate banks to black-owned ones.”