Week three of the Be Green Challenge passes by without so much as a nod or wave goodbye. Once again, I have not bought anything besides food with flying colors. However, my mama bought me some Tupperware to contain food. Does that count as a strike? But in all seriousness, I had many reasons to stick to my guns and persevere through this challenge, despite the capitalistic holiday season rearing its ugly head.
The dreaded Black Friday rose from the depths of Hell to lay waste upon consumers, instilling in them a kind of feverish anger that makes them riot in the street and punch their fellow man in the face. I was steadfast in my convictions, as Black Friday was the day of the Total Blackout for Reform, in which Ferguson protesters urged black and non-black shoppers to not spend a single dime to effect change on the police state or buy from black business owners if need be, and the Black Friday Walmart protests to effect change on Walmart’s exploitative policies. Although not quite as visibly racist as Abercrombie and Fitch, who openly promote European, fat-phobic beauty standards, have racially discriminatory hiring practices, and stock their shelves with anti-Asian t-shirts, Walmart still overworks and underpays their employees.
Strasburg, Jenny. "ABERCROMBIE & GLITCH / Asian Americans Rip Retailer for Stereotypes on T-shirts." SFGate. Chronicle, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.
Barman, Jay. "Protesters Chain Themselves To BART Trains At West Oakland, Temporarily Halt Transbay Train Service [Updated]." SFist. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.