Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Black Lives Matter Founder Accuses the Clintons of Using Black People

Alicia Garza*In an interview published by Bloomberg, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza echoed the sentiments of many who believe Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, just “use black people for votes.”

“Early on, [Hillary] would say, ‘Yes, black lives matter,’ but she wouldn’t acknowledge her role in processes that fundamentally showed black lives did not matter,” Garza said.

Garza also slammed former President Bill Clinton for publicly criticizing BLM activists at a campaign event in April.

“You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter,” Bill Clinton said earlier this year while defending his administration’s crackdown on crime in the 90’s.

“I was angry about that for about a month, seriously, like every single day,” Garza said. “It’s reprehensible for him to defend the impacts his policies have had on our communities.”

Bill Clinton put in place laws that created an explosion in mass incarcerations of black males in America over the past three decades. Lately, he has been one of the loudest experts talking about the need to reform the incarceration system.

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“The Clinton’s use black people for votes,” Garza said, “but then don’t do anything for black communities after they’re elected. They use us for photo ops.”

Hillary’s campaign events have been repeatedly interrupted by activists who have criticized her use of the term “super-predator” to describe young, black men who she believes have “no conscience” and “no empathy.”

“[W]e have to bring them to heel,” the then-First Lady vowed.

She also declared that a lot of “well-meaning, open-minded white people” think black men in hoodies are scary.

“I mean if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear,” Clinton said.

 

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. A young black man in a hoodie provokes fear in everybody. Not just white people. As far using black people, you and your BLM cronies are the user champs. And Bill Clinton defending the people who kill the lives he says matter? So do you. Let me rephrase that. You don’t defend them, you just ignore them.

  2. Garza is right that the Clintons have used-and continue to use-African Americans for selfish motives. While many African American leaders are warning about Donald Trump, we are letting our guards down in regards to Hillary Clinton. All the focus on Trump lets Clinton and Democrats know that they can continue to take us for granted and exploit our communities for their own gain. We are so focused on the Trump “monster” in the forest that we are not noticing the one standing right next to us.

  3. Garza is right on point.

    The Clintons are Dixiecrats, and shame on black people for NOT doing their homework on the Clintons.

    They don’t like black people, but Hillary knows she’s not going into the White House without the black votes.

    So they deceive black people into thinking they are pro-black. Right, Karen Finney? Eff the Clintons… and Chump, too.

  4. While everyone is questioning the “lack of a viable” presidential candidate . . . The black community (with all of our problems) is being swindled. A group of queer people of color and immigrants have commandeered decades of “no justice, no peace” protest and marches calling themselves BLM.

    The problem is they openly admit that their “fight” is for “gay and transgender rights.”

    Forget about the agenda they announced a few weeks ago (that still doesn’t go far enough to address the things that black boys and girls are out here getting arrested fight for), it’s just a ploy to raise money.

    That is, the “Black-Led Movement Fund” that supports the “Movement for Black Lives,” led by the “Borealis Philanthropy” have been laughing “all the way to the bank” collecting millions to to fight for their real agenda “gay and transgender rights.” Take look at their websites they don’t hide their LGBTQ agenda.

    Just wait until the black boys and girls with “boots on the ground” realize the truth about Blacklivesmatter!!!”

    • Keep regurgitating that white wing propaganda. You’re NOT fooling anyone except yourself, and other ignorant white people who have no black friends.

      Go f-ck yourself, because we are staying focused on real issues, not imaginary, fear driven BS by racist white folks. Ya dig?

      Instead of wasting your time trying to define BLM, why don’t you spend your time educating yourself, and other racist white people why hating black people is un f-cking American?

      And before you lie, and say “you’re black.” Don’t even try it, creep…

      Your racist, white privilege is showing….

  5. The way I see it, MOST WHITES in America GENERALLY SPEAKING, could careless if Blacks lived or died so NOTHING SURPRISES ME BUT DONALD TRUMP since he is so VOCAL ABOUT HIS HATRED OF ANYONE BUT WHITE AMERICA COULD NEVER, NEVER GET A VOTE FROM ME OR ANY OF MY FAMILY. I DO BELIEVE HILLARY CLINTON WILL BE FAIR TOWARDS THE BLACKS NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT IS ALL YOU CAN EXPECT FROM WHITE AMERICA CUZ EVEN WITH A BLACK PRESIDENT, LILLY WHITE CONGRESS HAS SHOWED THROUGH BARACK OBAMA HOW THEY CAN BLOCK IN GOOD INTENTIONS SOME BLACK HAS FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

    • You said: >DONALD TRUMP since he is so VOCAL ABOUT HIS HATRED OF ANYONE BUT WHITE AMERICA COULD NEVER, NEVER GET A VOTE FROM ME OR ANY OF MY FAMILY. <

      WHAT has Trump said that shows hatred of anyone but white America? The Clintons are definitely southern whites who USE other races to further their own interests, but I suggest you look up Trump's history with minorities, especially blacks. You'll find a tough businessman who looks for MERIT in his employees, no matter the race or gender.

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