Black Friday boycott

The proposed Black Friday boycott seeks to, as MLK put it, “redistribute the pain;” that is, call attention to racial injustice by hitting the nation's powers-that-be where it really hurts -- their wallets.


The hours following the somber verdict of Darren Wilson not being indicted for killing Michael Brown, an online poster quickly circulated through social media urging everyone, and specifically Black Americans, to boycott this upcoming Black Friday. As the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter becomes a national call to action, calls for a protest of Black Friday would be another effective way to send a […]