Following is why it is so important for Quakers and others to know and share the truth about Black Lives Matter (BLM). Because of the rising power and visibility of BLM, the movement is being used as a target to blame for rising racial tensions and attacks against police, which is absolutely false. BLM uses restorative justice practices and seeks peaceful, long term solutions to problems.
Last year Indy10, the Indianapolis Black Lives Matter group, received death threats in advance of a planned civil disobedience action at the Indianapolis 500 Parade.
It is very important that these false, inflammatory narratives be exposed. This is one way you can help work toward racial justice.
Yesterday Donald Trump spread more untrue, inflammatory rhetoric, this time about Black Lives Matter. He told FOX News host Bill O’Reilly:
“They certainly have ignited people and you see that … It’s a very, very serious situation and we just can’t let it happen,” Trump said.