Don’t be fooled by claims they ‘increase awareness’… because they don’t. They jump out in front of issues that are already in the spotlight, brand the efforts of grassroots as their own, then position themselves in the media and with the powers that be as ‘leaders’… spokespeople for issues/communities they know nothing about and representing people they don’t know. For grant money.
They don’t solve the problem, they jump out in front of the problem for funding, access… and to show special interests they are relevant… that they can move you. There is big money in moving black people.
You can’t point to one issue BLM has solved or impacted despite millions going into their coffers. Police killings? Nope. Flint water crisis? Nope. Violence against women? Nope, as a matter of fact they’re trying to diminish their allegations that one of their own was in an abusive relationship with a subordinate.
BLM is not about solving problems, that’s why they have no long term strategies or blueprint for success.
When pressed about the money raised off #Ferguson and lack of results in the communities they claimed to serve, Patrisse told y’all.. they didn’t create a movement. She’s not lying. They didn’t create a movement. We did. They created a network. What she didn’t tell you is that network is a lane to/for the Democratic Party, nonprofit industrial complex and special interests.
We didn’t start a movement. We started a network. – Patrisse Khan-Cullors – Medium
In 2013, I helped create a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. You may have heard of it…