VIDEO: Young Americans still support Black Lives Matter after hearing about the group’s radical ties
- Campus Reform recently asked students and young Americans about their views on Black Lives Matter
- After pointing out the group’s radical ties to Marxism and Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro, young Americans STILL said they support BLM
- “I could be told a lot of things, but I will always support Black Lives Matter.
With the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gaining popularity across the country, Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret asked students and young Americans about their thoughts on the group, and then asked individuals to weigh on the group’s radical ties.
Neret first brought up a claim on the organization’s website, which declares that Black Lives Matter aims to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”
“Does that change your mind about Black Lives Matter at all,” Neret asked.
“It most definitely does not change my mind about Black Lives Matter,” one individual said.
“No, it doesn’t change my mind,” another added.
Neret then brought up BLM co-founder Opal Tometi’s connection to Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro to see if that changed people’s perspectives on the group.
“I am actually Venezuelan, and I am aware of this,” one individual said before stating she still supports BLM.
“When I say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I don’t think only of the organization that is supporting all of this, or the website. I think of the message behind it and the idea that racial equality is still a problem.”
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The last example Neret gave to students and young Americans was BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ identification with Marxism. In 2015 Cullors claimed that she, along with fellow co-founder Alicia Garza, and other members of the BLM organization, were “trained Marxists.”
Most maintained that they still support BLM.
“It most definitely doesn’t [change my views about the organization],” one individual said. “I mean the organization, I don’t care what they do in their free time.”