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Published:September 8th, 2015 12:28 EST
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Black Lives Matter Sowing Racial Discord, They Will Reap the Whirlwind!

By Robert Paul Reyes

The catalyst for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was outrage over the deaths of young black men like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray at the hands of the police.

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Instead of addressing the myriad pathologies in the black community that give birth to young men who engage in violent behavior so casually and indiscriminately, they engage in self-defeating behavior like  shouting racist slogans, and showering peace officers with rocks and bottles.  

In the minds of most Americans BLM is synonymous with BlackThugLives Matter. The BLM activists vociferously protest when a black criminal like Michael Brown is killed when he provokes a confrontation with a police officer, but they`re mute when a law-abiding black professional encounters racism, or is unjustly treated by the police.

The BLM activists aren`t a disciplined organization with a codified set of principles and objectives, they`re a flash mob interested only throwing tantrums, deepening racial divisions, and making a nuisance of themselves.

As a Latino I`m a strong believer in civil rights, but I will not make common cause with thugs and vandals. I`ll support civil rights organizations like the NAACP, but BLM is anathema to anyone who believes in civil discourse and using the political process to affect social change.

Martin Luther King must be rolling in his grave at the sad spectacle of a violent and undisciplined mob of young blacks engaging in racist and divisive tactics in the name of civil rights.

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