#NotOneDime: Ferguson Protestors Are Blacking Out Black Friday

Passive protest regardless of your proximity to Ferguson

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Photographer Alex Welsh

The Justice For Michael Brown Leadership Coalition has come up with a way that anyone outraged at Darren Wilson grand jury verdict can protest, regardless of their proximity to Ferguson, Missouri. Accompanied by the hashtags #notonedime and #blackoutblackfriday, posts on social media urging people to abstain from the traditional shopping frenzy known as Black Friday are gaining traction on Twitter and Instagram. Approximately 4,000 posts have appeared thus far on Instagram under the #notonedime hashtag, and other organizations are begin to voice their support for the cause. WWD reports Dacia Polk of The New Black Panther Party as saying, "There will be no business as usual. Until this nation begins to place value on black lives, there will be no value placed on this business, because black lives matter." Posts urging those participating to buy essentials today so they can curb spending Thursday through Sunday are proliferating all over social media, as are ones bearing the famous Martin Luther King Jr. quote, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

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#NotOneDime: Ferguson Protestors Are Blacking Out Black Friday