After attacking Thanksgiving, Black Lives Matter has now set their sights on Christmas for the seventh year in a row.
The organization tweeted from their official Twitter account that for seven years they have been attempting to show “connections between white-supremacist-capitalism & police violence.”
For 7 years #BlackLivesMatter has been drawing connections between white-supremacist-capitalism & police violence with our #BlackXmas campaign.
Read more on why we must #BuildBlack #BuyBlack & #BankBlack in this @thelasentinel piece by @DocMellyMel. https://t.co/DVA9vlQkpU
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) November 27, 2021
The tweet linked to a LA Sentinel article by BLM activist and professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, Melina Abdullah, titled “#BlackXmas: Visioning Beyond the Weight of the Moment.”
Abdullah spent a lengthy paragraph whining about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and “witnessing support for Black Lives Matter wane among white folks.”
“These hits can make it seem as if the system of white-supremacist-capitalism has won and is undefeatable,” she moaned.
Eventually, at the end of the article, she got to her point — politicize Christmas.
“For the last seven years, Black Lives Matter has been challenging people to ‘dream of a Black Xmas,’ to intentionally use our resources to: #BuildBlack (invest in Black-led, Black-serving organizations), #BuyBlack (spend exclusively with Black-owned businesses from Black Friday through New Year), and #BankBlack (move our money from white corporate banks to Black-owned ones).”
“In 2020, #BlackXmas expanded to a nationwide campaign, with a website, blackxmas.org, that provides a listing of organizations to support and businesses to shop. #BlackXmas is about not simply struggling against the systems that enable Rittenhouse, McMichaels, Schwartzman, Walmart, racist policing, violence, and exploitation, but fighting on our terms. #BlackXmas challenges us to shake off the chains of consumerism and step fully into our own collective power, to build new traditions, and run an offense as well as a defense,” Abdullah continued. “#BlackXmas is about being self-determined and felling existing structures by building new, and more viable, beneficial ones…in the names of our mightiest and most righteous warrior Ancestors, in the names of those stolen by police violence, in honor of our community, and as a commitment to the generations to come.”
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) November 26, 2021