BLM is bullshit and Reddit is a joke.
I’ve had my posts deleted in multiple places because it goes against the media driven bullshit narrative that’s doing more harm than good.
Some unpopular facts about BLM:
-BLM is not entirely non-profit. They have different chapters all operating fairly independently and many of them DO NOT have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. They cannot account for hundreds of millions of dollars they have raked in since 2013. That money isn’t going to schools nor is it going to help black communities in any meaningful way imo. For anyone interested, there are I think 4 chapters listed on the IRS website as charity organizations all considered small ( <$50k) and some haven’t filed taxes since 2016 and are probably just on there to give them some sliver of credibility.
-Despite the fact that they make an enormous amount of money, they insist on defunding police departments in historically high crime areas. The result of doing this will undoubtedly be more violent crime in these neighborhoods and more innocent people dying. (But their lives don’t matter-as long as they’re not killed by a cop.) Crime in Ferguson Missouri nearly doubled since BLM protests there. In 2014 it was 9.5 murders per 100k people. In 2017 it was 52.9 per 100k people. 5x higher in 3 years. Absolutely insane. And I guess Missouri officials in 2018 decided they needed to deal with the mess they made. And guess who suffers from all of this? Black people who live there.
-BLM wants to get rid of charter schools. Charter schools which have long been an excellent alternative to regular public schools and which many low income black parents prefer to send their children to because of the higher quality of education their children receive and the safer environment. BLM’s flimsy argument regarding this is that it takes away funding from regular public schools which are notoriously bad in certain areas. Instead of using the hundreds of millions of dollars they receive to help fund these schools, they would rather just rob parents of their choice to send their children to better schools.
-They support the destruction of communities as a reasonable response, disregarding the impact that it has on other members of those communities who rely on those stores, those banks, those restaurants, etc which get destroyed.
-They fail to use their platform to promote the incredible importance of young black people educating themselves and finishing school. Which is arguably the NUMBER ONE problem holding black communities back. 40% of black males drop out of high school. You don’t need to be a genius to understand the long-term effects this has. Kids who don’t finish school end up on the street doing dumb things and the cycles of crime and poverty perpetuate themselves in these communities.
-They don’t give proper statistics. They claim blacks are unfairly targeted by the police and a black man is 2.5x more likely to get shot while failing to mention that more whites are killed every year by the police and if you are looking at percentage of criminal population, despite being only 13% of the population (males being only 6%) blacks are responsible for approximately 50% of the murders and robberies in this country. So instead they focus on a tiny number of cases in order to support their claim and no one refutes it because to do so in this day and age is to be labelled a RACIST.
I DO NOT trust BLM. I believe they are profiting off of people’s compassion and guilt and that they don’t really care about anyone’s life except those who are getting paid from all of this.
Edit: In regards to where their money is in all likelihood going. Make of this what you will. I’m still in the process of doing investigations. https://medium.com/@dtod95/the-black-lives-matter-organization-is-a-money-laundering-scheme-d11abba4547e