For White People Who Want to Attend #BlackLivesMatter Protests

In the last two years that I’ve organized around antiblack violence and within the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I’ve witnessed white people showing up more and more to protests and rallies. At first, when we were protesting for Mike Brown for months in 2014, personally I was a lot more open to welcoming white allies who wanted to come out and help us fight. My personal/political naiveté and the need for more bodies trumped questioning their motives in the heat of the moment of something so important.

But after a while, I started realizing that trying to work with white people in direct actions became extremely triggering and tasking. I would witness many white people show up and want to be in the front — not to protect us, but to be visible and be in a photo. There would be swarms of white anarchists showing up, chanting “Fuck the Police,” completely disrupting our original chants and heightening the potential for violence against the Black protestors. Easily though, the anarchists almost outdo the groups of #AllLivesMatter folks who come out to walk in the protest but miss the entire point — even when most of the Black people call them out.

Then there’s the white folks that show up ready to antagonize us and insert their opinion about how Black people are navigating their pain and oppression. From “We all just need to love each other!” and “This is a class issue!” and “No more violence! *Insert MLK quote*”

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  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Terrorists.

  • K1

    FUCKING ! FUCKING! FUCKING! BLACK LEADERSHIP!
    I can not tell you HOW ANGRY I AM RIGHT NOW! FUCKING LAZY BLACK RACIST LEADERSHIP!

    ALL THEY DO IS COLLECT A PAY CHEQUE BY BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE

    THIS! Is how my day went…

    I got on the subway and the GANG out to kill me were…
    13 year old BLACK BOYS!
    THey were clearly UNHAPPY!
    FUCKING BLACK RACIST ELITES!
    WHERE ARE THE GANGS OF BLACK LIVES MATTER GOING OUT AND GRABBING THOSE KIDS OFF THE STREET AND BRINGING THEM TO SAFE HOUSES!!!!!!
    THIS IS DONE IN INDIA AND NEPAL WITH GREAT SUCCESS
    FUCKING GET OUT THERE AND !!!!..SAVE…!!!!! THOSE BOYS…… OR….
    DO I a white woman have to do it !

    OH yes I am seeing trend of Italian 30 year old women as DEN MOTHERS of DEATH TRAININGS!
    there that should help…there,s your white content to get angry with!

  • Whine, whine, whine.

    What a cesspool.

  • pdxnag

    Black terrorists will kill white folks regardless of how stridently they “virtue signal” their superior morality.

  • Chatillon

    “Nothing you have is yours. Let me be clear: Nothing you have is yours. Also, Let me be see through: Reparations are not donations, because we are not your charity, tax write off, or good deed for the day” — Quote from Item 2 of the linked article

    Note how easily this dovetails with the Mohammedan notion of booty taken in jihad against unbelievers. Nobody who can be seduced by the promises of jihad is going to be in the least bothered with notions of objective justice.

    The price of slavery has been paid in full by the blood of hundreds of thousands of men who fought and died or were maimed in order to end it. It was the industrial wealth of the northern states, which had nothing to do with slavery, that not only overcame the feudal economy of the slave-holding southern states but also created a period of unprecedented wealth for nearly one hundred years following.

    Black citizens are entitled to absolutely nothing but a fair chance at making a life for themselves, equal access to the vote, equal access and equal representation before the law, the same as anybody else.

    That, my “friend,” is the combined beauty and burden of freedom. Suck it up.

  • This is how they think. We are the Other; we are the Enemy.
    All the talk about equality and justice is bullshit.
    They want us dead or enslaved.
    They hate us.