In this astonishing clip, FOX’s Elizabeth Hasselbeck goes fully off the racist deep end by asking why the Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t been labelled a “hate group” yet. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?” wonders the pundit.
Birthed from the ashes of Ferguson and Baltimore, BlackLivesMatter is the civil rights movement of our generation, an outpouring of frustration and anger at the systematic racism that permeates every level of American society and desperately needs to be addressed. The right wing, largely responsible for the imbalance in the first place, is constantly attempting to rewrite the narrative, placing whites and policemen as the victims and portraying the whole movement as some kind of devious leftist conspiracy: “Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists,” responded Kevin Jackson, director at Blacksphere.com. “Ironically it’s people who have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives. People like George Soros…”
Blacksphere is a Tea Party website run through the Liberty Alliance, which is a ultraconservative propaganda group with connections to Americans For Prosperity and the rest of the Republican echo chamber. It is very clear from this clip who truly has no concern for black lives- and why it is vital that the movement survives the barrage of disparagement from the right.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.