Instead of Empowering Themselves & Disempowering Racists [boycott] St Louis Protesters Sought White Shoppers’ Attention

Nothing Changed. Keep Your Signs, Cops Will Murder Again Soon. Black protestors excercised their individual consumer choice not to shop on Friday and instead went to a shopping mall to heckle shoppers in St. Louis. Unlike a collective boycott action, individual consumer choices can only have minimal, symbolic affect.  Like a beggar standing outside with a sign, the protestors just wanted whiteys attention so the racist suspect shoppers could hear their chants and see their signs. "Protest" actually in cooperation with and submission to white supremacy/racism.

Why do you want a white person's attention? What will they do for you? This system of racism is a white over Black system of vast unequal power. Racists practice racism because they have the power to do so. To end racism/white supremacy we must end or neutralize white power. Belief in somehow changing racists has led to suffering, it is a prison. Begging racists to change is flattering to them.  It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.' [MORE

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing explained in a system of white domination non-white people “are in a continuous state of checkmate” and Black people are currently in a “losing streak that is centuries long. The operating system of White supremacy is thriving, refining and updating itself right now while we remain in a dream. Chancellor Williams and Welsing have both explained that most Blacks 'continue to live in a dream world where they believe that singing, marching, praying, poking holes in the air with signs and hoping will solve their problems.' [MORE] If you rub a brick long enough will it become a mirror?  

In contrast a boycott may be a way to leverage Black power - it is the great power of withdrawal of our consent or participation in this system. Not a boycott merely done to bring attention to an issue but a boycott to substantially harm a targeted business, entity or industry for a particular result in Black people's interest. 

African Americans' collective purchasing power is an estimated 1.3 trillion dollars. [MORE] In theory, a successful boycott can empower Blacks and simultaneously disempower elite whites and change the relations and structure of social power." However, it must be executed to be more than a media stunt or another beggar politics episode to flatter whites. [MORE]