BOSTON (CBS) – Shoppers are being asked to send a message from the checkout counter on Tuesday during what has been dubbed “Blackout Day.”
An economic protest is planned, calling on Black people and their allies to not spend a single cent.
The protest is aimed at recognizing the power of the Black community, who spent more than $1 trillion on consumer goods in the United States in 2018.
Another goal is to confront institutional racism.
If people have to buy something, they are urged to support Black-owned businesses.
A list of businesses around Boston can be found on the Black Boston website.