Saturday, December 18, 2021

What BLM Stands For

In case you support Black Lives Matter, you should hear what its leaders actually say.

From BlackLivesMatter.com:

The below is a statement from Dr. Melina Abdullah, Director of BLM Grassroots and Co-Founder of BLM Los Angeles, regarding the ongoing trial of Jussie Smollett:

As abolitionists, we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community. Because we got us. So let’s be clear: we love everybody in our community. It’s not about a trial or a verdict decided in a white supremacist charade, it’s about how we treat our community when corrupt systems are working to devalue their lives. In an abolitionist society, this trial would not be taking place, ...

In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. ...

Black Lives Matter will continue to work towards the abolition of police and every unjust system.

Smollett was found guilty of perpetrating a hate hoax.

Wikipedia:

Melina Abdullah (born Melina Rachel Reimann on September 18, 1972)[1] is an American academic, Marxist and civic leader. She is the former chair of the department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and a co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Melina Rachel Reimann was born on September 18, 1972 at East Oakland, Oakland, California, U.S.[2] Her father, John Reimann, was "a union organizer and self-proclaimed Trotskyist."[2] Her mother is Linda Fowler Blackston and she was raised by Oji "Baba" Blackston. Her paternal grandfather was G√ľnter Reimann (born Hans Steinicke), a German-Jewish Marxist economist and member of the Communist Party of Germany ...

Abdullah is a self-described "womanist scholar-activist". ...

Abdullah is a tenured professor and served as chair of the department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. ...

Reimann changed her surname to Abdullah due to her marriage to filmmaker Phaylen Abdullah and kept the name after their divorce.[

Abdullah is a supporter of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Wow.

A blogger writes:

Radical feminist Brittany Cooper recently responded to being called out on her stance that the Black nuclear family isn’t necessary for Black children to thrive by doubling down on her comments.

While Cooper said she is “pro-family” and “pro-family planning,” she was clear in her opinion that it isn’t necessary for a family to include a mother and father to raise successful children.

“We don’t need traditional nuclear families for Black thriving,” Cooper said in a Twitter thread. “As one raised by my mother, grandmother and aunts I can attest. We should support families however they are configured to provide basic needs in loving and safe environments. That’s what being pro-Black family means.” ...

In Sept. 2020. Black Lives Matter removed a page and language from its website that some, including former NFL lineman Marcellus Wiley, deemed problematic.

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable,” the website formerly read, according to the New York Post.

Okay, I guess the nuclear family is a tool of the White supremacist patriarchy.

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