Minister Louis Farrakhan asked his followers to forgo shopping on Mother’s Day, in a video post Monday.
The video was actually recorded a week prior, when the Nation of Islam leader spoke at the Black United Summit International Conference held at Tennessee State University. While there, he spoke about politics and economics. He asked attendees to stop supporting the capitalistic system that profits from our love for our mothers.
According to Farrakhan, “American corporations make $19.9 billion from Mother’s Day holiday shopping. Everything we find love for, they capitalize off of it. Keep your money in your pocket.”
“Everyday is Mother’s Day,” Farrakhan told his followers.