Elisabeth Hasselbeck Indirectly calls #BlackLivesMatter a Hate Group

Seriously, a hate group???

Monday morning ‘Fox & Friends’ host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked the following question to conservative commentator Kevin Jackson

“Kevin, why has the #BlackLivesMatter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?”

Hasselbeck asked. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

Let me start by saying what has been repeated several times, #BlackLivesMatter in no way states that all other lives do not matter. For example, there are hashtags like #CancerSucks and #CancerSurvivor. Does that mean those who support these hashtags are saying that AIDS/HIV doesn’t suck or that HIV survivors don’t matter?

Yeah, think about for a minute…

Now, getting back to Hasselbeck, she asked the question about Black Lives Matter being a hate group based on the unfortunate events surrounding the murder of a Texas Sheriff Deptuy Darren Goforth. This is a tragedy but it did not happen as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s a result of a nutbag!

Labeling #BlackLivesMatter as a hate group and putting it on the same level as known hate groups like the KKK is just another distraction to avoid addressing police brutality.

I would ask Hasselbeck and Kevin Jackson how much more has to happen before they acknowledge there is a problem with police shootings? And not just shootings involving Blacks, but EVERYONE!

Update: Hasselbeck tweeted Tuesday evening, “My question was NOT my opinion it was for my guest & was @ the St Paul group (NOT entire BLM) calling for cops to be ‘fried like bacon.”

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – While y’all were Shucking and Jiving to Dip and Pitts…

The FBI announced that they found a backpack bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington.  The backpack was discovered about an hour before the parade by 3 city employees.  The bomb squad was called in as the parade route was changed to protect the celebration of MLK.  According to the FBI the bomb if exploded would have caused injury and potential death; this is Domestic Terrorsim!

The timing of this incident plus the history of racial events in the Spokane area you have to believe this was racial motivated.

  • Aryan Nation leader Richard Butler gathered racists and anti-Semites at his compound for two decades. Butler was bankrupted and lost the compound in a civil lawsuit in 2000 and died in 2004.
  • In 1996, white supremacists placed a pipe bomb outside City Hall. The bomb exploded, blowing out a window and sending nails and screws across the street into Riverfront Park. There were no injuries. Two men arrested for the blast said it was part of a plot to spark a revolution and set up a whites-only nation.
  • In December, a man in nearby Hayden, Idaho, built a snowman on his front lawn shaped like a member of the Ku Klux Klan holding a noose. The man knocked the pointy-headed snowman down after getting a visit from sheriff’s deputies.

These are stark reminders that a Black President doesn’t mean that racial divide no longer exists; we have made significant strides since legal segregation but we are still some ways away from MLK’s dream.  So while we enjoy the silliness of Derwin and Melanie or who Malik is f*#king (The Game) let’s try to keep one eye open on the reality of LIFE!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!