David Roberts’ letter (online Nov. 24) defended wearing a Black Lives Matter pin while substitute teaching.
He stated that his BLM pin represented morality, is peaceful and is not political or anti-police. However, the official BlackLivesMatter.com website states otherwise.
The website states that “BLM is an ideological and political intervention.” One illustration of its political ideology might be a BLM article defending Fidel Castro, the brutal dictator, and praising him for harboring the escaped convicted murderer of an Arizona state trooper.
The website also states: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement…” and calls black poverty genocide and state violence. It seems to me that a moral position – and a step toward alleviating black poverty – would support, not oppose, nuclear families with loving parents providing guidance and structure.
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As for being peaceful and not anti-police, who can forget the BLM marchers shouting for “dead cops now” and “pigs in a blanket, fry like bacon?”
I am a middle-aged white male, and I care about every life. We are all God’s children, and I do pray for an end to racial division.
Mr. Roberts, very likely with good intentions, promoted a false narrative to impressionable students.
Eric Van Valkenburg, Clovis