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Massive Boycott Goes Viral

A massive boycott has gone viral on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. The boycott is called National Black Out Day and the main participants are African-Americans. However, many Caucasian people have also indicated that they will participate.

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Andrea DeBerry
Andrea DeBerry holding Black Out flyer
Andrea DeBerry

The boycott pictures have been shared thousands of times on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. September 8th is the date when the boycott will begin. On this date, several members of the African-American community will plan to boycott any businesses which are not black-owned and operated.

A separate boycott has also begun to go viral called No Racism Day on September 5th, in which African Americans are asking people nationwide not to use their debit cards as a show of solidarity against racism.

"Action is my personal responsibility" said Nika Revader who plans to boycott on September 8th.

One site dedicated to the No Racism Day has more than 13,000 followers, and is growing every day.

There is no way to know how many people will participate, and if an economic impact will even be made.

"I will participate, I want to see if it works," said Landon Bench, a Caucasian male from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sylvester Graham stated his thoughts "Boycott today means progress tomorrow"

Andrea DeBerry who plans to also participate in the boycott, said, "I fight for those who are asleep; I fight for those who are afraid; I fight for the blood that's been shed by my people; I fight for the future of the people. I'm not going anywhere ; as long as I have breath-- I will fight!"

The boycott comes on the heels of the events in Ferguson, Missouri where an unarmed black youth named Michael Brown was recently shot and killed by a police officer. His death lead to increased racial tensions and marches through out the world.

this is just one of several Facebook pages dedicated to the Black Out

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