June 18: Non-spending day
Letters to the Editor
4/7/2022, 11 p.m.
Could you as an African/Black American refrain from spending money for one day?
• There are approximately 48 million Black people in the United States.
• Our buying power is equal to $1.2 trillion but very little recirculates back into the Black community.
• When COVID-19 hit, it was our buying habits that stimulated the economy.
When Black people stand strong as a group, things happen and the world takes notice.
Socially, Black people stood together and the Civil Rights Movement was born. Black Lives Matter arose to combat police brutality.
Politically, Black people stood together and elected former President Obama, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia.
We can be just as powerful if we stand up together economically.
Why should we do this?
Flawed criminal justice system.
Health care inequities.
Other groups of people lashing out and hating simply because of someone’s hue.
It’s tiresome and depressing
We can demonstrate how powerful we are economically because money is power.
Please, on Saturday, June 18, do not spend a single dollar anywhere.