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Published:May 10th, 2015 17:16 EST

#BlackLivesMatter Inherently Racist, Patently Divisive & Needlessly Confrontational

By Robert Paul Reyes

Black Lives Matter is a primarily American movement and hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) that started after the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It received fresh impetus from the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The movement has received worldwide media attention due to its massive scope and ongoing existence. Protesters and protest organizers have met with President Barack Obama and other prominent leaders to demand an end to what they view as police brutalitymass incarceration of African-Americans, and militarization of many U.S. police departments.


The Black Lives Matter battle cry is inherently racist, patently divisive, and needlessly confrontational. The majority of blacks , and a smattering of liberals  consumed by white guilt embrace this meme, but you won`t catch this Hispanic columnist using #BlackLivesMatter in any of his editorials

When do the cries of "Black Lives Matter" reach a fever pitch? When a prominent black civil rights is assassinated, or when a black police officer is gunned down? We all know the answer to this rhetorical question, it`s only when someone from the black underclass, who embodies the gangsta ethos, is killed when he provokes an encounter with a peace officer that this hashtag becomes ubiquitous on social media sites. 

To embrace the BlackLivesMatter hashtag isn`t making common cause with the battle for racial equality, it`s condoning the criminal behavior of blacks who primarily prey on members of their own community. 

A couple of my friends have appealed to me on the basis of my ethnicity to join the BlackLivesMatter movement, but it`s racist to argue that Hispanics and Blacks enjoy a natural affinity and always see eye-to-eye. I will fight on the side of those who believe in the principles of respect for public and private property, and adherence to the rule of law, regardless of their race or ethnicity. 

BlackLives Matter is blatantly racist, it implies that black lives matter more than others. Human lives matter, period! We all bleed red, let`s march under the banner "AllLivesMatter", and fight for equal rights for everyone. 

The behavior of those protesting under the banner BlackLivesMatter (rioting, looting, arson, vandalism, assaulting cops) has disgusted ordinary Americans. 

If blacks want whites, Hispanics, Asians, and other minorities to join them in the fight for racial equality, they would be well-advised to deep six the BlackLivesMatter hashtag.