In 2015, Patrisse Cullors stated in an interview “Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.” While corporations and other organizations across the country join the ranks of big tech in their support of BLM it is becoming obvious everyday that they have no idea what they signed up for. It is difficult to move past the name, Black Lives Matter, a phrase that is simple and nobody can argue against. However, the platform of the organization leaves much to be desired. While business memos go out stating their allegiance to the organization none of them will state what BLM truly desires, a world without families, corporations, or men.
“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.” -BLM website
Notice how “men” is not mentioned in the description of extended families. While BLM protest and promote the rights of black people there is one thing, they have made abundantly clear, they do not care about black men. The movement started with the death of Trevon Martin and while they pop up whenever a black man is killed their mission statement only shows that they take advantage of the situation to push their agenda forward.
Two of the founders of BLM include Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza. Both of these women are lesbians and had been rejected by their fathers at different times in their lives. Patrisse came out to her parents as a teenager and was immediately kicked out of the house by her parents. Alicia never knew her father who left the home not long after she was born. Men were either not a part of their lives growing up or they were rejected by them. This is where the destruction of the nuclear family comes into play. It is very common for people in these situations to find family in extended families or “villages” outside of the homes they grew up in. The ultimate revenge to a father who rejects you is to destroy the institution of the patriarchy whether it exist or not.
While the organization is called Black Lives Matter it doesn’t follow the traditional culture of Black people in the United States. Church is a strong force in black communities who hold conservative values. BLM promotes Trans and Queer culture while being against traditional family structure. Traditional black culture and BLM do not overlap in most ideas. This might be why BLM works in opposition to previous civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. who said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Instead, BLM moves to push an agenda where everyone is judge by their skin color, sexual orientation, age, profession, disability, etc. The identity politics of BLM undermines everything that civil rights leaders fought for fifty years ago.
In the BLM platform there is a lot of language pushing for not just trans culture but black trans women especially in positions of power in the movement. This is odd for several reasons, not just their position in black culture but the percentage of the population they represent. Black trans women account for less than .01% of the US population and yet they are placed on a pedestal within the movement.
“We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.” -BLM website
What they fail to mention with this statement on their website is that the vast majority of Black Trans women who are killed in the United States are murdered by their black boyfriends. They say they want to dismantle cisgender privilege undermining the same black men they claim to support against police brutality. While BLM says that black trans women are disproportionately impacted by violence the leading cause of transgender death in the United States is suicide, not murder.
The leaders of the corporations who are finding themselves supporting BLM might want to look at their own positions within these corporations especially if they are a straight white male. Eventually they will be expected to step down to show their true support to the cause.
In early June of 2020 protest took place across the country for Black Trans Lives Matter along with a list of names that the public was expected to remember (list included at the end of this article). The earlier protest was against police brutality especially the acts from white police officers against black men but in this case the violence was perpetrated by black men against trans black women. This was the information left out of this protest, leaving people to assume that white people were killing black trans women like the white police officers allegedly have been doing. The statistics of police violence against black men tell a different tale from the one BLM pushes. In the list of names given during the trans protest every single person was killed by a black man. The name Black Lives Matter is very different from what they are promoting. Once you narrow it down to exclude the people BLM obviously doesn’t like it should be called Black LGBTQ Lives Matter, Straight women shouldn’t include themselves because that means they enjoy the company of straight white men and might engage in a nuclear family with them.
BLM has taken the grad task of trying to rewrite history, and changing American culture. The 1619 project tries to tell another tale of how America came to be the country it is today. White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo tells a story of racism and white privilege in every interaction in our society. Black Lives Matter makes demands while holding the country hostage like a terrorist on an airliner.
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation,” Hawk Newsome said during an interview on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum.
The message BLM has is obvious and it’s not the one that they say in their name. The founders want to change the country into their own image through a communist revolution as an act of revenge against everyone they view wronged them in the past. They fight the patriarchy, desire acceptance from their peers and ultimately want power over those they see as their current superiors. There is no equality in their movement and when this revolution is over the useful idiots that made everything possible will be disposed of and left to rot. BLM is a movement lead by children who never had to grow up and, in the end, became bitchy little Marxists who blame everyone else for their lot in life instead of themselves.
The following is a list of Black Trans Women listed for the protest held in June of 2020.
🕯️Breonna “Be’Be” Hill, a black trans woman who was killed on October 14, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
🕯️Itali Marlowe, a black trans woman who was killed on September 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
🕯️Ja’Leyah-Jamar, a black trans woman who was killed on September 13, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
🕯️Bee Love Slater, a black trans woman who was found deceased on September 1, 2019 in Clewiston, Florida.
🕯️Bailey Reeves, a black trans woman who was killed on September 2, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
🕯️Tracy Single, a black trans woman who was killed on July 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
🕯️Bubba Walker, a black trans woman who was killed in late July in Charlotte, North Carolina.
🕯️Pebbles La Dime Doe, a black trans woman who was killed on August 4, 2019 in Allendale, South Carolina.
🕯️Jordan Cofer, a trans man who was killed on August 4, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.
🕯️Kiki Fantroy, a black trans woman who was killed on July 31, 2019 in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
🕯️Denali Berries Stuckey, a black trans woman who was killed on July 20, 2019 in North Charleston, SC.
🕯️Brooklyn Lindsey, a black trans woman who was killed on June 25, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was 32 years old.
🕯️ Zoe Spears, a black trans woman who was killed on June 13, 2019 in Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
🕯️Layleen Cubilette Polanco Xtravaganza, a black trans woman who was found dead in her jail cell on June 7, 2019 in Rikers Island, New York.
🕯️Cecilia Cranko, a trans woman who was killed on June 6, 2019 in South Orange, New Jersey.
🕯️ Chanel Scurlock, a black trans woman who was killed on June 5, 2019 in Lumberton, North Carolina.
🕯️Chynal Lindsey, a black trans woman who was killed on June 1, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
🕯️Johana Medina León (“Joa”), a trans woman of color who died after being releasted from ICE custody on June 1, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.
🕯️Paris Cameron, a black trans woman who was killed on May 25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
🕯️Michelle “Tamika” Washington, a black trans woman who was killed on May 19, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
🕯️Muhlaysia Booker, a black trans woman who was killed on May 18, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
🕯️Claire Legato, a black trans woman who died on May 14th, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio after being shot in April 2019.
🕯️Ashanti Carmon, a black trans woman who was killed on March 30, 2019 in Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
🕯️Jazzaline Ware, a black trans woman who was killed on March 25, 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee.
🕯️Ellie Marie Washtock, a nonbinary person who was killed on January 31, 2019 in Saint Augustine, Florida.
🕯️Dana Martin, a black trans woman who was killed on January 6, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama.
🕯️Keanna Mattel “Kelly Stough”, a black trans woman who was killed on December 7, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
🕯️Tydi Dansbury, a black trans woman who was killed on November 28, 2018 in Balitmore, Maryland.
🕯️Regina Denise Brown, a trans woman of color who was killed on October 10, 2018 in Orangebourg, South Carolina.
🕯️Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, a black trans woman who was killed on October 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.