As many fortunate Americans look back on their holiday weekends with dismay over their tryptophan Turkey hangovers and uptick in their monthly credit card statements, the Black Lives Matter chapter in Atlanta was wondering why black people celebrate Christmas at all.
The group referred to Christmas as a corporate holiday rather than a religious one.
— Brent Weeks (@TweetWeeks) December 25, 2016
The official Atlanta-based group tweeted: “White folk do not worship any holiday belonging to black people. Why do black folks go all out for CHRISTMAS?”
The “woke” thought didn’t get much traction, collecting just a couple of likes. Some people replied saying “You’re just a disgrace.”
Another person replied: “I don’t know maybe because they can do whatever the hell they want and no stupid ass twitter account can stop them.”
The grumpy activists from Atlanta also tweeted yesterday explaining their opposition to the holiday. The tweet read: “Christmas is a corporate holiday that does nothing but generate millions of dollars for white businesses powered by white supremacy.”
Christmas is a corporate holiday that does nothing but generate millions of dollars for white businesses powered by white supremacy https://t.co/OHQqrMD8g7
— Official BLM Atlanta (@OfficialBLMATL) December 24, 2016