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.

Comments (4)
  1. JimStark says:

    Another meaningless gesture.

  2. William Howe-Hughes says:

    I am going to spend more money.

    1. JimStark says:

      Maybe we should spend money at the stores that were vandalized during the “George Floyd” looting event, er I mean protest.

  3. When people are out of work. When people are struggling in their businesses to keep the lights on. This is what you think will show black power. What fool came up with this idea? I would make a point after this to avoid a Black owned or run business. So they feel the pinche they sought to inflict on others.

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