As stated by Anon, "non-participation is the most powerful weapon we possess. We have the freedom not to participate in those things that demean or short change Black people. This includes not spending our hard earned dollars where they are not respected."
According to Amos Wilson, 'the powerful rule with the consent of the subordinate - consent created by ideological sleight-of-hand.
If the cooperation and consent of the subordinate with and to the demands of the powerful are required to generate the power expropriated and exercised by the powerful, then a refusal of cooperation and consent on the part of the subordinate will lead to the disempowerment of the powerful.
Successful non-cooperation, open disobedience, militant opposition, passive resistance, the withdrawal or refusal of consent and cooperation on the part of the subordinate not only lead to a reduction, neutralization or destruction of the power exercised by the powerful but more importantly, generate increased power which can be exercised by the subordinate themselves to achieve their own self-defined goals.
For, example, an economic boycott organized by the subordinate, that is, where members of the subordinate participate in refusing to have certain commercial dealings with the powerful, substantially demonstrates how the subordinate may empower themselves and simultaneously disempower the powerful and change the relations and structure of social power.' [MORE]
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