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    Black Lives Matter faces backlash for statement on Cuba protest

    For those who have been stupidly excusing or supporting or defending BLM --- when are you going to wake up and realize it's NOT equality for blacks?

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    July 16, 2021, 10:33 AM CDT / Updated July 16, 2021, 10:37 AM CDT
    By Char Adams

    The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is facing backlash after calling for the end of the U.S. government’s embargo on Cuba while praising the country for its “solidarity with oppressed peoples of African descent” amid historic anti-government protests.

    In the statement shared Thursday on social media, the organization urged the U.S. to lift the embargo immediately and appeared to praise the country. “The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination,” the message read.

    The statement has drawn the ire of academics and organizers who say that while the decadeslong embargo should be lifted, the statement both lets the Cuban government off the hook for its own history of systemic racism and ignores the protesters’ demands for change.

    “It was surprising to me that Black Lives Matter came out with a statement focusing solely on the U.S. and not talking about why all of those folks are protesting, not coming out in solidarity of Black folks on the ground who are protesting,” said Danielle Clealand, associate professor of Mexican American and Latina/o studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of "The Power of Race in Cuba."

    “It’s just disappointing that the statement took this kind of stance that ‘This is all the U.S.’ when we know there is a lack of civil liberties in Cuba. We know that Cuba has a history of anti-Black racism.”

    In an email to NBC News, Black Lives Matter officials said their statement was “grounded in our unequivocal support for Cuba,” and vowed to amplify the voices of Afro-Cuban protesters protesting oppression “from all actors, including the United States Embargo.”

    “We unequivocally join in solidarity with the Cuban people against repression and violence from internal and unseen external actors,” officials said in the statement. “We also understand that Anti-Blackness exists within Cuba and is a Global issue. We struggle for and alongside Black people across the diaspora for liberation and self-sovereignty.”

    In its original message, BLM noted that Black and brown people make up a large portion of the Cuban population. The country's 2012 Census reported that Black people made up 9.3 percent of Cuba’s 11.1 million population....

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  • #2
    BLM has always been about pushing a Marxist agenda while using the issue of racism as a cover.

    Now they're rushing to the defense of an oppressive dictatorship because its Marxist. Big surprise.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      BLM has always been about pushing a Marxist agenda while using the issue of racism as a cover.

      Now they're rushing to the defense of an oppressive dictatorship because its Marxist. Big surprise.
      We've actually had posters here pushing back on our claims that BLM is a pinko commie outfit and should NOT be sucked up to by corporations.

      It will be interesting to see if any of those major corporations - including BigSport - start to distance themselves from BLM.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Interestingly, one of the great heroes of the Cuban Revolution, the guy on the T-shirts that leftists used to wear to show how chic they were, was blatantly racist given what he wrote about blacks.

        Then again Marx and IIRC especially Engels were virulently racist as well.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Interestingly, one of the great heroes of the Cuban Revolution was blatantly racist given what he wrote about blacks.

          Then again Marx and IIRC especially Engels were virulently racist as well.
          The only think consistent about the left is their profound inconsistency.
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

            We've actually had posters here pushing back on our claims that BLM is a pinko commie outfit and should NOT be sucked up to by corporations.

            It will be interesting to see if any of those major corporations - including BigSport - start to distance themselves from BLM.
            Putting up a sign supporting BLM and tossing them a few bucks is all too easy a way for corporations to virtue signal. I don't see that stopping given how things are.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Putting up a sign supporting BLM and tossing them a few bucks is all too easy a way for corporations to virtue signal. I don't see that stopping given how things are.
              It's like the Jesse Jackson Shakedown Tour on steroids. But now, does United Airlines, for example, really want to be seen as a supporter of Communism?

              This may blow over, but even some of the left leaning rags are picking this up.

              BLM shows its true colors in statement praising Cuba

              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                One of the commentators observed "This is an interesting situation where BLM is having to back WHITE COPS beating BLACK people".

                And even AOC is being shown up for her incredible stupidity in blaming America for Cubans' uprising against the Cuban government.


                AOC SIDES WITH BLM, BLAMES AND ATTACKS AMERICA FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CUBA

                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  One of the commentators observed "This is an interesting situation where BLM is having to back WHITE COPS beating BLACK people".

                  And even AOC is being shown up for her incredible stupidity in blaming America for Cubans' uprising against the Cuban government.


                  AOC SIDES WITH BLM, BLAMES AND ATTACKS AMERICA FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CUBA
                  Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                  bernie-sanders-cubans-free-speech-market-protest.jpg
                  Funny how quiet Bernie and AOC got after the Cuban people started
                  protesting about how much Socialism sucks
                  Well... so much for at least part of that.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    Black Lives Matter faces backlash for statement on Cuba protest

                    For those who have been stupidly excusing or supporting or defending BLM --- when are you going to wake up and realize it's NOT equality for blacks?

                    cuba.jpg

                    July 16, 2021, 10:33 AM CDT / Updated July 16, 2021, 10:37 AM CDT
                    By Char Adams

                    The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is facing backlash after calling for the end of the U.S. government’s embargo on Cuba while praising the country for its “solidarity with oppressed peoples of African descent” amid historic anti-government protests.

                    In the statement shared Thursday on social media, the organization urged the U.S. to lift the embargo immediately and appeared to praise the country. “The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination,” the message read.

                    The statement has drawn the ire of academics and organizers who say that while the decadeslong embargo should be lifted, the statement both lets the Cuban government off the hook for its own history of systemic racism and ignores the protesters’ demands for change.

                    “It was surprising to me that Black Lives Matter came out with a statement focusing solely on the U.S. and not talking about why all of those folks are protesting, not coming out in solidarity of Black folks on the ground who are protesting,” said Danielle Clealand, associate professor of Mexican American and Latina/o studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of "The Power of Race in Cuba."

                    “It’s just disappointing that the statement took this kind of stance that ‘This is all the U.S.’ when we know there is a lack of civil liberties in Cuba. We know that Cuba has a history of anti-Black racism.”

                    In an email to NBC News, Black Lives Matter officials said their statement was “grounded in our unequivocal support for Cuba,” and vowed to amplify the voices of Afro-Cuban protesters protesting oppression “from all actors, including the United States Embargo.”

                    “We unequivocally join in solidarity with the Cuban people against repression and violence from internal and unseen external actors,” officials said in the statement. “We also understand that Anti-Blackness exists within Cuba and is a Global issue. We struggle for and alongside Black people across the diaspora for liberation and self-sovereignty.”

                    In its original message, BLM noted that Black and brown people make up a large portion of the Cuban population. The country's 2012 Census reported that Black people made up 9.3 percent of Cuba’s 11.1 million population....
                    To be honest, no one should be surprised to see this crap from BLM.

                    After all, this is what they tweeted several years ago when Fidel Castro died:
                    https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/s...68605212647425
                    fdgdrgrCapture.PNG

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                      To be honest, no one should be surprised to see this crap from BLM.

                      After all, this is what they tweeted several years ago when Fidel Castro died:
                      https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/s...68605212647425
                      fdgdrgrCapture.PNG
                      You and I know that, but they've totally managed to pull the wool over the eyes of the media, the left (but I repeat myself), corporate America..... so many people just absolutely totally bought their crap!
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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