“We’re dreaming about a #Blackxmas,” Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation tweeted
After the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation called for allies to shop only at Black-owned businesses this holidayseason, some of the largest corporate donors to the Foundation have remained silent.
, the foundation at the forefront of Black Lives Matter, released a statement on November 24 requesting Black members and their allies to stop shopping at White-owned businesses. The campaign, dubbed Black Xmas, aims to “shake off consumerism and fully step into our collective power, to create new traditions and run an offense and a defense.” “#BUILDBLACK” #BUYBLACK #BANKBLACK This is what we’re imagining for #Blackxmas. The group stated that they would not spend with white companies between 11/26/2021 and 01/01/2022.
Jan Williams, BLMLA organizer, reminded us that “Capitalism doesn’t love Black people,” the post states. “In fact, white-supremacist-capitalism invented policing, initially as chattel-slavery-era ‘paddy rollers,’ in order to protect its interests and put targets on the backs of Black people.”
The Nov. 24 message continues, “#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. Let’s harness our economic power to disrupt white-supremacist-capitalism and build Black community.”
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation received significant donations from corporations all over the globe.
Fox News Digital reached out for comment on the boycott from AirBnb, Amazon, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Intel, Microsoft, Bungie and Mondelēz International, all of which have donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in the past. None of those companies returned requests for comment.
BLM also did not respond to a request for comment.