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BLM IS OFF THE RAILS: Co-Founder Called For End Of Israel in 2015


Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the all-inclusive and accepting Black Lives Matter, called for the end of Israel in 2015.

Palestine is our generation’s South Africa. If we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed,” Cullors said during a panel at Harvard Law School. 

It took a while, but the group is finally being recognized for what it is: a cesspool of hatred and lies. 

The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law hosted Cullors and several other activists in April of 2015 for a panel titled “Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance,” Fox News reports. 

Cullors described her visit to the West Bank and Gaza in 2015, claiming she witnessed “violence” and “terror” against Palestinians by Israelis. 

She added that one way Americans can fight back is by joining the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS), which we are seeing in full form today. 

The group’s co-founder recently announced she would be stepping down as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation after five years, claiming she wants to devote more time to other projects. 

Now, the mothers of several people whose names have been used to catalyze the Black Lives Matter agenda, are speaking out against the co-founder for benefitting “off the blood” of their family members. 

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Samaria Rice, mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot by police in Cleveland, told the New York Post. 

“I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Rice said of Cullors. “It’s all a facade…she’s only saying that to get the heat off her right now.” 

Rice added that she contacted Black Lives Matter to help her reopen a federal investigation into her son’s death in 2014, but nothing ever came of it, per the Epoch Times

Lisa Simpson, the mother of another police shooting victim, added to the criticism surrounding the organization’s co-founder.

“Now she doesn’t have to show her accountability,” Simpson said. “She can just take the money and run.” 

In March, both Rice and Simpson panned Black Lives Matters’ leadership. 

“We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our dead loved ones murdered by the police,” they said in a statement. “The ‘activists’ have events in our cities and have not given us anything substantial for using our loved ones’ images and names on their flyers. We don’t want or need y’all parading in the streets accumulating donations, platforms, movie deals, etc. off the death of our loved ones, while the families and communities are left clueless and broken.” 

Even the most involved insiders are realizing that the organization is not what it claims to be. 

Rashard Turner, founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in St. Paul, Minnesota, revealed that he quit after learning “the ugly truth” about the organization. 

In a video published by TakeCharge, a black-led organization that rejects critical race theory and woke culture, Turner explained why he resigned from his position. 

“I was born in Minneapolis in 1985. We called the north side home at that time, 18th and Queen. When I was two years old, my father was shot and killed. My mother wasn’t able to take care of me. So I was raised by my grandparents. They told me that if I was going to change my life for the better, education was the answer. So I worked hard in school, I got into Hamlin University and earned a college degree, first in my family. Then I went on to earn a master’s in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am living proof that no matter your start in life, quality education is a pathway to success. I want the same success for our children in our communities. That’s why in 2015, I was a founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul. I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies, black lives do matter.

However, after a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis. That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union. I was an insider in Black Lives Matter. And I learned the ugly truth. The moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family. But it does create barriers to a better education for black children. I resigned from Black Lives Matter after a year and a half. But I didn’t quit working to improve black lives and access to a great education.”