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Black Lives Matter launches Christmas campaign against ‘white-supremacist capitalism’

according to Madeleine Hubbard, Black Lives Matter (BLM) is attacking two of America’s most revered holidays, accusing Americans of “eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land” on Thanksgiving and promoting “white-supremacist capitalism” with Christmas.

The official Twitter account of the self described “collective of liberators” posted, “YOU ARE ON STOLEN LAND” (original emphasis), with the subheading “Colonization never ended, it just became normalized.”

“Colonization never ended,” another tweet from the social justice organization stated. “It just became normalized. This nation was built on the stolen land of Indigenous people and the stolen labor and lives of our African Ancestors.” The tweet directed users to a website showing where native tribes once lived across the world.

The day after Thanksgiving, BLM put up its virtual Christmas decoration, a Black Xmas profile picture. Elaborating on Black Xmas, BLM posted Saturday: “For 7 years #BlackLivesMatter has been drawing connections between white-supremacist-capitalism & police violence with our #BlackXmas campaign.” The tweet included a link to an article in the Los Angeles Sentinel about Black Xmas by Dr. Melina Abdullah, a professor of pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and a “womanist scholar-activist.”