“Our goal is to get Trump out.”
That’s apparently the main goal of the Black Lives Matter movement according to co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
While speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Cullors also said President Donald Trump should resign from office immediately.
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JAKE TAPPER: I’ve heard a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden from civil rights activists. The election, obviously, will be a choice. How do you think Biden matches up compared to President Trump when it comes to these issues that are important to you?
PATRISSE CULLORS: Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now. Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out. While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization. That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.
As noted by The Western Journal, her comments seem to reveal that BLM is nothing but a political movement, not one solely focused on the lives of African-Americans.
In short, Black Lives Matter is now an explicitly political movement rather than a social cause aimed at drawing attention to police-minority relations. And it’s a political movement with a stated aim of removing the president Pence serves.
Yet some members of the media are expecting Pence to pay it the homage of saying its name out loud?
Now, should Americans expect “Black Lives Matter” to mean the same thing now that it did when Cullors co-founded it the loose movement more than half a decade ago? Not necessarily. Political and social movements evolve like anything else.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean Americans must accept the proposition that anyone who is unwilling to accept the current goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, and that anyone who is unwilling to say “black lives matter” aloud, is a covert racist.
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