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The Black Lives Matter movement is attempting to clear its name of the radical agenda that’s been pushed since its founding, and they are hoping you won’t notice. Recently, the movement removed the “What We Believe” tab from the website as part of their cover up.
Unfortunately, the radical movement failed to realize that the internet lasts forever. Finding what used to be written under the tab is relatively easy and for the ease of readers linked here.
As part of their now-deleted beliefs section, Black Lives Matter outlines their support for different sexualities and genders:
“We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.”
The section goes on to advocate for the destruction of the nuclear family and “heteronormative thinking:”
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
“We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
The attempted cover up by Black Lives Matter raises questions about what they were trying to quietly rectify; a trip to their current website answers this.
Black Lives Matter explains exactly what they aim to do in their “About” section saying:
“We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities. We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.
“We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.
“We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
“We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.”
When comparing the previous belief section and the current “about” section there are a couple of notable things. First, Black Lives Matter is doubling down on their agenda to help “marginalized” communities. This, according to them, means advocating for criminals and illegal immigrants.
But, the most important thing Black Lives Matter is hoping you won’t notice is that there is no mention of the nuclear family. The group has gone from wanting to destroy the traditional family structure to being silent about it.
The decision to stop advocating for the destruction of families could indicate an attempt by Black Lives Matter to appeal to the average American. It is the job of citizens to remember the destruction and devastation caused by the movement, then realize that a change to their website doesn’t equate to a change in their values.
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The attempted destruction of the nuclear family by Black Lives Matter is nothing new – read more about the effects of their advocacy below.
As I sit down to write an op-ed piece on the destruction of the nuclear family, I am angry. I am angry and I am conflicted because I have so many emotions that are roiling around in my gut and I don’t know if I am eloquent enough to put them on paper.
I was not raised in the traditional nuclear family: biological mom, biological dad and their biological children. I was raised in a more-modern nuclear family: biological parent, step-parent and siblings (biological, half, or step).
When I married, I became a stepmom and created my own modern nuclear family. My husband and I worked hard together. We worked on our relationship, our marriage and our family. We grew into a family unit and raised his children.
When it was time to expand our family, my husband and I sat down to discuss having another child. We looked at our careers, finances and opportunities. When the time was right, we had our daughter. We knew we could afford to have only one more child, as we were currently raising two sons.
We wanted to be able to provide for her the education and experiences she needed. We wanted to go on vacations, send her to private school and contribute to our retirement so we wouldn’t struggle. We wanted to live in a nice house, in a nice neighborhood and have nice things.