I am sure with the title of this article that there will be some immediately getting angry. Others will say ‘yep that is true’. But after reading this article I hope both sides find a balanced approach. Let me make it perfectly clear that I intentionally chose the title of the article so both sides would read the article, and that I do believe there is racism by some in the BLM movement. If this not acknowledged, is denied, or is not dealt with, the BLM movement will not be a solution to racism in America, it will be another excuse for people to be racist. Also, if Whites and others believe that all members/supporters of BLM are racist, there will continue to be a division between Blacks and Whites. Balance, balance, balance. BTW, any White person who hates the phrase Black Lives Matter just for the phrase alone, most likely is leaning towards racism.
What I Am not Saying
I absolutely am not saying that BLM as a movement overall is racist. I am not saying that everyone part of BLM is racist. I am not saying everyone part of BLM has evil motives. There are very sincere people who are not racist, who do not support violence, who are saddened by some of the actions of some in the BLM movement.
I am also not saying that everyone that supports BLM is saying White Lives Don’t Matter, or that Blue Lives(police) Don’t Matter. Generalize statements like this are totally wrong. No man has the right to judge the heart of a person and to insinuate that a person supporting BLM is a racist, This is totally wrong.
I am not saying there is not racism towards Blacks, or that there is not evil actions by some police officers. It is best to read all articles prior to this article to get context.
What I Am Saying
I am stating that there is blatant racism towards Whites and hate towards law enforcement by several key BLM leaders and supporters. I am saying that there is enough of this among many within this movement, that causes the movement to lose credibility. I am saying there is enough of this that many Black Americans refuse to support the BLM movement and actually speak against it. Those who support BLM must start addressing the hypocrisy of the movement. A movement that has leaders that promote racism and hate and yet claims to be against racism is a movement that is practicing hypocrisy. A movement that promotes violence is a movement that has evil components to it. Supporters of BLM an either be offended by these statements or they can acknowledge the known facts and do their part to confront the evil of the movement.
Some BLM supporters will state that the BLM movement cannot be held accountable for the comments of those who claim to be supporters of the movement. My challenge to them is why is it that a movement like BLM has so many who are a part of the movement that speak words of racism and hatred of police? Something to think about.
Others will say it is racist Whites that are against BLM. however, there are many Blacks that are against BLM. They certainly are not racist Whites.
Racist and Police Hating BLM Leaders and Supporters
Here are just a few examples of racism among some BLM leaders and supporters. Also evidence of hate towards law enforcement.
Alicia Garza-Lead founder of BLM
“The tired trope that we are all the same, serves only to perpetuate a level of White supremacist domination.” To say we are not the same certainly is one of the tools to feed racism. Garza reveres Assata Shakur—the Marxist revolutionary former Black Panther, and convicted cop-killer. Shakur is on the FBI’s Most wanted List. Garza sees Shakur as a hero and uses her writings and materials during training sessions.
Garza reveres many others who were part of the Black Panther movement that certainty has racist and ‘kill the police’ roots.
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder, who advocates dramatically reducing the law-enforcement budget to the point of forcing some police departments to be entirely disbanded or abolished.
Opal Tometi,co-founder contends that law enforcement has killed Black people at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow lynchings. This is a total lie not based upon facts and promoted to breed hate towards police.
Marissa Jenae Johnson, co-founder stated: “Black Lives Matter is not a strong enough statement for me. What it’s gonna take to dismantle white supremacy is white folks actually gotta give up something,” she said. “You have to actually sacrifice yourself. You have to be willing to give up the things that you currently benefit from.“
BLM Toronto co-founder, Yusra Khogali stated: “Plz Allah give me strength not to cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz,”
Malik Shabazz, speaker at BLM events. He has openly advocated a race war in America; who has exhorted blacks to avenge police shootings of African Americans by creating “funeral[s] in the police community”; who refers to “the white man” as black people’s “common enemy”.
Deray Mckesson, BLM activist, is known to tweet blatantly racists comments regarding Whites.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan are BLM supporters who are known to make blatant racist remarks. They have a reputation for being race baiters. Now there will be those who would adamantly disagree and state that is a White man opinion. However, many Black leaders in America state adamantly they are race baiters.
BLM activists in Minneapolis chanted, “pigs in a blanket, fry em’ like bacon,” as they marched down the street. This rhetoric also came just one day after the execution of Texas Sheriff Deputy Daron Goforth while he was filling up his patrol car at a local gas station.
The man who killed two NYPD officers while they were eating lunch in their patrol car posted on his Instagram page, “Going to put pigs in a blanket” before carrying out his killings. In Ferguson when news of the NYPD slayings hit, BLM protestors chanted and celebrated, “Pigs in a blanket!”
BLM supporters had plotted to bomb a Ferguson police station. After the Dallas shooting man BLM supporters tweeted comments supporting the killing of police officers.
Black Leaders that are Against BLM Movement
It should be obvious that none of these Black individuals support police brutality or racism, yet they do not support the BLM Movement. Carson, US Navy Veteran Peggy Hubbard, Minister Johnathan Gentry, US Marine Corps Veteran Michael Whaley, NFL Superstar Richard Sherman, Ray Lewis, Colonel Alan West.
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Racism in America-The Solution
Is There Still Racism in America? Part Two
Why is There Still Racism in America? Part Three
Solution One-Acknowledgment of Racism, Part Four
Solution Two-Addressing Stereotypes, Part Five
Solution Three-Breaking Stereotypes, Part Six
Solution Four-Identity in Christ, Part Seven
Solution Five-Expose It, Part Eight
Solution Six-Police and Racism, The Solution, Part Nine
Ben Carson on Black Lives Matter, Part Ten
Black Lives Matter and Racism, Part Eleven
Black Lives Matter-All, Part Twelve
Blue Lives Matter, Part Thirteen
All Lives Matter, Part Fourteen
White Privilege, Part Fifteen
Solution Seven-Focus on Unity, Part Sixteen
Solution Eight-The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part Seventeen
Racism in America-Conclusion, Part Eighteen