I read about this call for boycotting Black Friday last night and can’t think of a better way to show some solidarity. Like boycotting the buses that almost shut that industry down we have the power to take away a merry financial christmas to a lot of folks- I’m looking at you Koch brothers- we work our butts off to spend it all to benefit people who are clearly not respectful of our lives- you GOP-. Think of the businesses we are supporting and the black money they use to take away money from our communities, our schools, and our jobs…the joblessness for young African American men are at a high. Please read this piece by Metamorphosis is Me. I couldn’t have written it any better.
Since last night I have seen anger, then sadness, fear, then passion, seeking, then clamor. But mostly ignorance.
There has been a call to boycott on BlackFriday. I don’t know by what organization. I have also seen people ask what does my Black Friday shopping have to do with injustice?
My people have a couple fundamental problems in my mind. First in foremost is ignorance, second is lack of organization, third is lack of discipline. Following those three things there is a lack of unity.
Tell me one thing you remember from the civil right movement…. *plays jeopardy music*
Malcolm X, duh
Rosa Parks, GETTING CLOSER….
BUSSES…… ding, ding, ding!!!!!
Now think back. It’s 1955. Rosa Parks has just been arrested. Black people are treated unfairly. There is segregation and a need for change. There is no money to buy off hot shot interest groups to…
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