Black Lives Matter as a movement, or at least a slogan, recently has attracted broad support in favor of racial equally and opposition to police brutality. Two-thirds of Americans say they either strongly or somewhat support the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a Pew Research poll. However, at least one self-described “trained Marxist” founded the organization behind the movement, and that organization also has called for dismantling the nuclear family – something that likely extends beyond the goals of many supporters. “This hardcore cadre, they are parasitic on genuine outrage and genuine injustice,” Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, an investigative think tank, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “I don’t know anyone on this planet who doesn’t think the George Floyd death was a injustice,” Walter said. “That’s why it was against the law. That’s why they are being prosecuted. Most of the people out protesting are going to be moved by the outrage of the moment. The problem is that you have this cadre.” Walter was referring primarily to the three founders of Black Lives Matter as well as a board member with Thousand Currents, the leading funder of the group.
There are four things to know about the founders and organization behind Black Lives Matter that has been written by Fred Lucas. FOOD FOR THOUGHT will present these four things in a series of posts beginning with the first one below.
ARE BLACK LIVES MATTER TRAINED MARXIST?
The Black Lives Matter movement began after the 2013 shooting death of Ttayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida, and picked up after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
The group’s co-founders are Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, all of them black women. “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame,” khan-Cullors said in a 2015 interview with Real News Network. “Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.” Khan-Cullors continued: “We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk. We don’t necessarily want to be the vanguard of this movement. I think we’ve tried to put out a political frame that’s about centering who we think are the most vulnerable among the black community, to really fight for all of our lives.”
Khan-cullors, who serves as strategic advisor to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, is an artist and organizer from Los Angles, according to the group’s website. Khan-Cullors, 36, is also the founder of Dignity and Power Now, a group that advocates for incarcerated people and their families. A Fulbright scholar, she is the New York Times best-selling author of the book “When They Call You a Terrorist.”
Garza, an organizer in Oakland, California, is also special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, an advocacy group for domestic workers. Garza, 39, was named to the Root’s 2016 list of 100,African American achievers and influencers and is the recipient of the 2016 Glamour Women of the year award and the 2016 Marie Claire New Guard Award. She was recognized as a Community Change Agent at the BET’s 2016 Black Girls Rock Awards.
While two founders of Black Lives Matter are on the West Coast, Tometi works out of New York. The group’s website describes her as a “Nigerian-American writer, strategist, and community organizer” and a “transnational feminist.” Tometi, 35, created online platforms and social media strategy during the early days of the movement. She also is executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and, according to the website, is featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
“YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP” Category
The Minneapolis City Council voted to defund the police. Now, three of these idiots have gotten death threats. They would not dare ask for police protection, so the taxpayers had to pay $63,000 for private security to protect their liberal asses.
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Can you imagine the outrage if someone attempted to create a National Museum of Caucasian History and Culture?
SIMPLE TRUTHS FOR TODAY
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”