As many fortunate Americans look back on their holiday weekends with dismay over their tryptophan Turkey hangovers and uptick in their monthly credit card statements, the Black Lives Matter chapter in Atlanta was wondering why black people celebrate Christmas at all. The group referred to Christmas as a corporate holiday rather than a religious one.
Black Lives Matter in Atlanta took to Twitter Sunday to raise the question: Since white people do not celebrate black holidays, why are black people so willing to celebrate Christmas? Black Lives Matter has said the holiday is predominately white, Heat Street reported.
The tweet proved highly controversial, with many pointing out Christmas was a Christian holiday. Others angrily commented the Black Lives Matter group was a “disgrace.”