Diogenes’ Middle Finger
Tuesday July 7 has been designated as #BlackoutDay2020, a campaign in which oppressed black people and their melanin challenged progressive supporters are called to boycott all businesses as a show of solidarity for the racial justice movement.
The movement’s founder, a Texas hip-hop artist no one has heard of named Calvin Martyr, posted a YouTube Video about holding a blackout day that sparked the movement in May. Martyr claimed that black people account for $1.2 trillion in annual spending, so withholding spending for a day will help “break free from the chains of financial servility.” (looks like someone’s been reading a dictionary) Instead of boycotting buses, the campaign aims to boycott business, holding a day where “not one black person in American spends a dollar.”
Oh…….but participants are allowed to spend money at black-owned businesses, though. More