I fear BLM is an Astro-Turf organization, much like what became of the aTea-Party movement. This has become a bogus political tool, almost right from the gates. Shame that they'd throw their fellow black Americans under the bus for personal engrandizement and enrichment. Bigger shame on the handlers who've corrupted and prostituted some sincere but unsophisticated young people for their own political purposes. But that's USA under Citizens United. Thanks, SCOTUS.
The public is jaded and not so easily fooled. This BLM movement will backfire, I believe it has already, by fomenting greater racial antipathy, not less. This will lead to more unease and senseless violence, not less. Not because whites hate blacks, but because greedy PR consultants and the politicians who hired them purposefully created/endorsed a message that they could make a buck off of, and more imprtantly, win votes off of.
All the BLM had to say, if it wanted justice, parity and peace, was,
"Black Lives Matter TOO" United instead of divided. sheesh.
Whoever did their PR was well aware of the distinction, and will profit from it, sure it already has.
Shame on all of us, USA. Shame on our corporate media, shame on our politicians, shame on those of us unwilling or unable to think critically so as to be able to identify the true wolves in sheep's clothing.
mlk, peace all