Op-Ed |

BLM Loses Sight of Its Mission and It Shows

Ashley Hayek,  October 18, 2023

This article originally appeared in Newsmax on October 18, 2023.

In 2020, a number of U.S. cities were plunged into chaos as rioters took to the streets, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Leading many of the marchers was an organization previously unknown to most Americans, Black Lives Matter, or BLM.

With fires raging behind them, network news reporters tried to convince viewers that these were "peaceful protests."

We knew better, of course, and our hearts went out to the minority-owned businesses and neighborhoods devastated by the riots.

And yet, sympathy for BLM’s mission continued to run strong. "Of course, Black lives matter," millions of well-meaning Americans seemingly knew.

And, "All lives matter, so if our Black friends, neighbors, and colleagues feel theirs are in any way devalued, let’s make it clear they aren’t."

Read full op-ed in Newsmax

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