Black Lives Matter sparked livid backlash on social media after an anti-Thanksgiving tweet that claimed that Individuals had been consuming their vacation meals on ‘stolen land.’
On Thanksgiving Thursday the social activism group’s official Twitter slammed American’s throughout the nation gathering to rejoice the vacation.
‘You might be consuming dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land,’ the group posted from its @Blklivesmatter verified Twitter account, which has 1 million followers.
On Thanksgiving Thursday the social activism group’s official Twitter slammed American’s throughout the nation gathering to rejoice the vacation
When it first launched in 2013, BLM sought to convey consideration to and stop police violence towards African Individuals
‘You might be on stolen land. Colonization by no means ended, it simply turned normalized,’ a graphic with a hyperlink to assist individuals discover which ‘ancestral homeland’ they’re ‘presently occupying’ mentioned.
The hyperlink was to Native Land Digital, a digital map that enables individuals to see the indigenous historical past of the land they presently inhabit.
Discussing Native American individuals who had their land taken by settlers has turn out to be an more and more standard matter throughout Thanksgiving, with some progressives now eager to low cost the annual occasion as a celebration of colonialism and racism.
However the put up rubbed many the fallacious manner and a few on social media mentioned Black Lives Matter’s message was itself ‘racist’, whereas additionally calling out the group for being hypocritical.
Are these 5 houses on #stolenland?’ one particular person tweeted referring to studies that BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has used her huge earnings as a marketing consultant to buy a number of luxurious houses whereas preaching Marxist concepts.
One other particular person tweeted: ‘Fanning the flames of racism. That is the true rebel, however nobody can say something about it with out being chastised and canceled. What a privilege that have to be.’
Another person mentioned the group spreads hate: ‘BLM espouses hateful, racist stupidity, completely blind to historical past & knowledge. BLM professes hate for the very Christian-Judaea values key to this nation’s prosperity. As a substitute, BLM ought to be glad about USA’s freedoms, even to be silly, as is my proper to name them on it.’
BLM has been a relentless supply of controversy through the years.
In July the Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter motion sparked anger on social media throughout independence Day weekend after it posted a message on Fb calling the American flag a ‘image of hate.’
That very same month, the group as blamed the ‘merciless and inhumane’ US for unrest in Cuba, because the activists praised the Communist regime, sparking livid backlash
BLM accused the US of inflicting the instability with its embargoes which have precipitated ‘ache and struggling’ for Cubans for 60 years within the message which was branded ‘worse than embarrassing’.
When it first launched in 2013, BLM sought to convey consideration to and stop police violence towards African Individuals.
At present, it describes its mission as one that may ‘eradicate white supremacy and construct native energy to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes’.
Supporters say the group is lastly correcting a long time of injustice and rebalancing the scales. Critics say they’re attempting to rewrite historical past and erase any indicator of white success, significantly in America.