Yes, Black Lives Matters Is A Racist Organization (Racism Is Unethical)

Black Lives Matter has banned whites from attending an upcoming event in Philadelphia, designating it as  “black only.”

The April 15 meeting will plan  projects and initiatives for the upcoming year as well as serving as a “black only space”  for people—well, those who are the right color— to “meet, strategize and organize.” Whites are explicitly banned from the meeting, according to the organization’s Facebook event page.

When criticism began coming over Twitter, Black Lives Matter Philly explained that their meetings are “black centered.”

Oh.

Racist.

As Ethics Alarms has stated repeatedly.

While reminding all that the Democratic Party still officially endorses BLM and thus its hypocritical anti-white racism as well, there is this:

18-year-old  Ziad Ahmed  revealed that he replied to a question “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford college application by writing “Black Lives Matter”  100 times. (see above.) He was accepted, with Stanford writing (I’d be willing to bet that this was a form letter):

 “Everyone who reviewed your application was inspired by your passion, determination, accomplishments and heart.”

On Twitter, some Black Lived Matters supporters expressed indignation that a non-black (the student is Muslim) could use the slogan to bet admitted. Wrote one,

“Yeah I’m not sure I find this cute or heartwarming, no way a black kid could get rewarded for doing the same thing. When I/we talk about black struggle being used by non-black folks for social capital and material gain, this is what’s meant by it. This looks much nastier coming from non-black folks of color than from white people. Because they help meet the ‘diverse but SAFE’ quota.”

No applicant of any color should be admitted after such transparent virtue-signalling. Ahmed didn’t even answer the question. Stanford will now admit a student based on political grandstanding for a racist organization? Such an answer is signature significance for a pompous, likely trouble-making, jerk, and Stanford’s embarrassing reaction to it is signature significance for a university on the skids.

I wonder if Ahmed knows that BLM wouldn’t let him attend that meeting in Philadelphia.

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38 responses to “Yes, Black Lives Matters Is A Racist Organization (Racism Is Unethical)

  1. Chris

    From what I understand, there is no evidence that the student was admitted *because* of this response, though many headlines implied that that was the reason (fake news?). If you read up on the kid, he has an extremely impressive resume, and was admitted into several prestigious universities. His answer to this question was stupid and shallow, and I certainly don’t think any university should use it as a reason for his admittance, but nor should it be disqualifying.

    • It should be disqualifying. He didn’t answer the question. He turned his application into a political screed. And he endorsed racism.

      One is admitted based on the whole application. HE suggested that his answer played a part.

  2. Mrs. Q

    THANK YOU! Please forgive the caps but I’ve been waiting for more people to wake up to what the BLM Movement is. Man, I could tell so many stories about “intersectionality” and being just enough of this but too much of that regarding race, romantic orientation, gender roles, and disability. Oppression Olympics is real and governments need to be careful when ANY group that purports to be a minority/victim begins to join with other groups. You can tell a lot about where an organization is heading by their financial friends. Follow BLM’s ties to other organizations and yes, corporations. BLM is tied to BDS (https://bdsmovement.net/what-is-bds) and college campuses with a BDS chapter has increased anti-Semitism (https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/05/13/bds-spreads-antisemitism-across-us-college-campuses/).

    And yes, now this. The old “paper bag test” is back in full force.

    I’m only 42 and I already can’t believe already I live in a time like this. Bubba in his Ford F150 who likes to burn crosses on the weekends is nothing compared to those who say some are not black enough, queer enough, gender non-conforming enough, disabled enough, etc. to be able to participate freely in speech, marriage, and the democratic process. Will the real brown shirts please stand up?

    • Glenn Logan

      I’m only 42 and I already can’t believe already I live in a time like this. Bubba in his Ford F150 who likes to burn crosses on the weekends is nothing compared to those who say some are not black enough, queer enough, gender non-conforming enough, disabled enough, etc. to be able to participate freely in speech, marriage, and the democratic process.

      I’m afraid you’re mistaken — they are all exactly the same. They are people who allow categories to define who they are. They are the living, breathing, repudiation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous quote:

      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.

      “Color of their skin” could just as easily be replaced by sexual preference, etc. The people you described, all of them, are identical. Character does not matter to them — physical characteristics do.

      This is the ultimate sadness, the failure of all of us to realize the dream of Dr. King. Sadly, it is all too predictable, and of course, infinitely ironic, that those who look to Dr. King’s teachings as a model for their own beliefs reject the most fundamental of them out of hand.

      • ” They are people who allow categories to define who they are.”

        Bam! And THAT is the biggest concern of all, for me.

        I am black. I am certainly not ashamed of that fact, nor is it a point of pride for me. Neither is being a man, or growing up in MD. These are demographics that were assigned to me, by God and/or by my parents, just like my height, and my eye color, what hospital I was born in, and what elementary school I went to. I had no say in any of those; why would I take any real pride in things that were assigned to me? I “accomplished” none of those things.

        What defines me, what I take pride in, are the thoughts I think, the actions I do, the words I say…essentially, the things that I create, that are unique and specific to me. I take pride in the things I have a choice in, because I have the opportunity to choose counterproductive actions/thoughts/words, and I actively choose otherwise.

        Those that take pride in situations they have zero say in, while knocking others for similarly taking pride in their own specific non-choice situations are a curious bunch.

  3. JRH

    Does that mean that Rachel Delezal can’t attend?

  4. Wayne

    It seems Black Lives Matter was gone the way of the Black Panther Party where whites, Asians, Hispanics, etc. were hardly welcome. Let’s hope some of them like Eldridge Cleaver did, will grow up and quit this racist bullshit

    • Glenn Logan

      Racism is their raison d’être. They want exactly what the KKK wants — a place free from the (fill in the blank) race, who by definition is evil, or at minimum the source of all their problems.

      Maybe they should rename themselves the Knights of Black Lives Matter. They could hardly choose a something more apropos, and their actions speak way louder than their words, which are at least as damning.

      When we let our passion control us, we invariably become what we hate. This is no less true of BLM than innumerable others.

  5. I can’t imagine attending ANY “event” this terrorist organization would host. But if I had to go, I would F* with them until it got interesting.

  6. Neil Dorr

    Jack,

    “some Black Lived Matters supporters expressed indignation that a non-black (the student is Muslim)”

    But what is his race or ethnicity? His religious affiliation is superfluous to the discussion.

  7. Neil Dorr

    Jack,

    Again, his religious affiliation is not at issue. The information was irrelevant to the topic at hand and added nothing to context. Come to think of it, you also failed to mention his favorite color and astrological sign.

    I’m a Capricorn; need that be framed into the discussion? I only ask because we’re a curious bunch.

    Otherwise great article.

    -Neil

    PS: I’m still interested in apologizing. Fifth time.

    • Of course it is relevant. It is the basis on which he claims an attachment to BLM, and was the basis on which BLM members based their objections. I’d guess that it also is a major reason he was allowed to get away with his stupid essay.

      • Neil Dorr

        Jack,
        No, it’s because he’s an Arab, not because he’s a Muslim. While I’m sure a number of BLM protesters practice Islam, it’s not a Muslim group. He could have been an atheist and the essay still would have been fine because of his last name.

        I’m a Muslim and couldn’t have gotten away with it.

        -Neil

        PS: Sixth time. Why do you keep ignoring me? Do you think I’m disingenuous? Should i just call?

  8. Neil Dorr

    Why can’t a BLM chapter refuse to host non-blacks? It’s racist, and perhaps unethical, but that’s their right as Americans. It’s also represents freedom of association at it’s finest.

    In other words, they win.

  9. In other news, the KK is accepting black members.

    (Not really… There’s more to it than that, obviously. But it’s funny to say because it’s in a very discreet way technically true.

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/11/11/you-may-have-heard-that-the-kkk-is-now-a)

  10. Pennagain

    Have you looked into their list of demands? If not, here’s a lovely shortcut: Black Lives Matters’ demands are dumb (except for these two) . . . to which I add, the approved two demands are immediately arguable (unethical) and may simply be there to cover Gavin McInnis’ controversial comic ass. But he backs up most of his points, even if they do have more than a touch of Canadian superiority.

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