The Black First Land First (BLF) movement condemns the glorification of the anti-black capitalist ‘holiday’ called Black Friday, which encourages blind consumerism.
Celebrating and taking part in such a day shows a complete lack of understanding of global Black history. The term Black Friday, originated from the selling off of Black slaves after Thanksgiving in America. Slave traders would hold an open market for slaves sales.
Whenever a shipment of slaves came in, and there were hardly any disease or deaths amongst them (men, women and children), they called it a “Black Friday” to celebrate the fortune they will make.
However, if a shipment came in and there were mostly sick people, the traders call it a “Red Friday”, because of the bad outcome and “red” because they would have to kill all the sick and weak slaves (because no one wanted to spend money feeding or treating those men, women and children).
BLF implores the black masses to reject this highly capitalistic and antiblack ‘holiday’. Black Friday only seeks to mock black pain and donate money (the black masses do not have) back to white capital.
BLF says NO to Black Friday!
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT
27 November 2015
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