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BLM activist organizes 'Black Xmas' to divest from 'white corporations' and 'white capitalism

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Los Angeles-based Dr. Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter leader and a professor at California State University, is calling for black Christmas shoppers to spend their money at black-owned businesses in order to divest from "white corporations" and "white capitalism" at large.

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The movement, "Black Xmas," aims to end "white-supremacist capitalism,” according to an article Abdullah wrote for the Los Angeles Sentinel.

According to Black Xmas's webpage, "No Spending with White corporations" is advised through the holiday shopping season.

"Donald Trump embodies White capitalism," the site reads. "If you are anti-Trump, you should hold back your resources from him and the like."

"DIVEST from White corporations," the site recommends. "INVEST in Black community."

During her weekly KPFK-FM radio show, "Beautiful Struggle," Abdullah recently addressed "white capitalism."

"We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected," she said. "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."

CSU-LA professor and Black Lives Matter leader Anthony Ratcliff was featured on Abdullah's show and helped explain the purpose of "Black Xmas."

"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 explained. "Until we start to see capitalism [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling."

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