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The point is, that nothing that the Black community is doing would be enough for you.
You're proving my point with this reference, not yours.
That BLM focuses on the violence and inequity against Black Americans means to me that they are addressing 13% or so of the problem.
it is very easy to see your bias
you BELIEVE there are no racial issues except those manufactured by the media and politicians
the only difference being whether we attempt to minimize the effects of that natural tendency and work toward something different.
It's a fairly normal cultural read of that to see "ONLY BLACK LIVES MATTER" which is errant in light of what the original movement stands for, but, still ... it exists.
I would say that the media's latching on to each and every ill-considered and poorly behaved example put forth by any member of BLM has only emphasized the one-sided view that so many reasonable, rational people seem to have.
The answers are never easy, or said another way, the answers are never simply "black and white."
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: Gryphon66
The demands the group made shows what the movement is about... It isn't just one person, or just a few of them. It is the entire movement.
Groups want students who say “All Lives Matter” punished and re-educated
In there you will find the demands made by the group, and they even state this is just the beginning of their demands.
on the bright side... He's like 180 or something like that. They're pumping tankers of formaldahyde into him to keep him from decomposing on the spot. He can't last that much longer.
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
I think those rules only apply in the Breaking news section. I star and flagged though because I agree, BLM uses George Soros money to try and tear apart America, and some are occasionally caught lying when they dont get enough attention. That just means ignoring them is starting to work. There only option soon is to commit actual violence, which will seal their own fate and be listed as a terrorist organization.
Now if we can only come up with a plan to get rid of the other BLM, the bloated federal agency that has been stealing state land for decades now ...
How many so-called groups that are in the news (and have been) that are funded by Soros ? Do some research . I will tell you possibly 90% . But dont take my word for it. The man's handlers (who fund the proven thug) are trying to tear this country apart using these groups. He is the true evil .
originally posted by: peck420
You know what I really don't understand?
How a university educated person can not be aware of how quickly current law enforcement can track digital communications...
Talk about not getting what you paid for...
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: chuck258
I have no data on ATS traffic; I'm almost sure it's far greater than 200. Still, what does that have to do with anything?
The topic of THIS thread is BLM, a specific group with specific members addressing specific issues. And now you want to talk about NATIONAL crime statistics involving Blacks (not BLM) and the entire American Black population without citing a reference of what you're talking about? The disparity in some crime statistics (and there are differences, but it's not simply based on "White" vs. "Black", and the statistics are usually jiggered to match an argument) IS commonly discussed in mainstream media, among Black community leaders, among academics, among service organizations, etc. etc. etc.
You don't see "enough" preaching of non-violence? Well, I understand. I am appalled at the overall approach to crime and law enforcment in America everyday, not aligned particularly with any one race.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
If not, then this group of students is not speaking for the BLM Movement.
About the Black Lives Matter Network
Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
History of the Modern Black Liberation Movement and the Black Workers Congress Summed-Up
First Published: In the pamphlet, The Black Liberation Struggle, the Black Workers Congress, and Proletarian Revolution, n.d. .
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds
Cullors said that an Assata Shakur quote, which the group recites at all its events, is perfect to symbolize that the #BlackLivesMatter should matter to everyone, regardless of race.
Starting in a whisper, and ending in a shout, the nearly 2,000 attendees spoke as one.
It is our duty to fight for our freedom
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.
The lines come from a letter that Shakur wrote titled “To My People,” where she describes herself as a “Black revolutionary” who “declared war on the rich who prosper on our poverty, the politicians who lie to us with smiling faces, and all the mindless, heart-less robots who protect them and their property.”
Co-founder of Black Lives Matter
Views America as a racist, sexist nation
November 11, 2015 by revolutionarystudents
All Out for Million Student March!
As revolutionary ideology spreads amongst our students, we cannot lose CUNY to rising tuitions. We need control of CUNY so that we can transform it into an institution that spreads revolutionary ideology amongst students who will serve their communities. Revolutionary students who would go on to smash the White-supremacist, Heteropatriarchal, Capitalist-Imperialist system.