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Black Families Matter

There is something that those who profess to care the most about the black community never seem to remember to mention.

 

The nuclear family.

 

The family unit is the backbone of any strong, moral civilization, and yet not only to progressives who profess to desire advancement within the black community fail to mention it, they actively oppose uplifting it.

 

Black Lives Matter openly and unabashedly declares, on their website, that they “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement” with their community-based model of activism.

 

It is this anti-Western ideology that has many criticizing the validity of the group’s true interest in the preservation of black lives.

 

“They take their instructions, their guidance from the Marxist playbook,” Niger Innis, the spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, recently told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham of the notorious organization.

 

“Look, I’m going to tell some hard truths that people aren’t going to want to hear,” he declared, before doing just that on an issue he clearly feels quite passionately about.

 

“The BLM movement, Black Lives Matter movement, was founded by Alicia Garza and a number of other co-founders that were promoting a hard Marxist and LGBT agenda,” Innis explained.

 

“Look, I don’t have a problem with people exercising their First Amendment rights. You have the right to organize, you have the right to protest, you have the right to come up with an agenda. But I’ll be g*dd**ned if you use the suffer[ing] and misery of black Americans and our legacy to the United States of America as your shield and use us as cannon fodder when your agenda really has not a d**n thing to do with saving black lives.”

 

While acknowledging that much of the protests that have taken place since the death of George Floyd were well-intentioned, they were also “misguided.”

 

Taking aim at Black Lives Matter’s agenda to “defund the police,” Innis asserted that the group seems interested in eliminating Western values as a whole.

 

“If you look at their agenda, defunding the police, that would put black lives in danger,” Innis warned. “But it’s even more than that, Laura. They have, as a part of their platform, on their own website that we want to disrupt — disrupt! — the Western-prescribed nuclear family.”

 

“They want to overthrow capitalism. They want to overthrow Western civilization, and they see America as the biggest clear and present danger to fulfilling that agenda, and they are using black people to do it.”

 

This is a chilling assessment. Innis is certainly not alone in highlighting the destruction of the black family unit as one of the most concerning factors of progressive “anti-racist” movements.

 

In a video for Prager U released last September, two of the most prominent black conservatives of today, Larry Elder and Candace Owens, tackle the issue of black fatherlessness, noting that children who grow up without fathers are 5 times more likely to live in poverty, 9 times more likely to drop out of school, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.

 

A stunning 65% of black children lived in single-parent homes in 2018, compared to just 24% of white children and 41% of Hispanic children.

 

Since so many of our conversations about race and racism center around the criminal justice system, why do we so rarely address the statistical links between broken families and crime?

 

We speak so often of the hard work that has to be done to level the playing field, close the gap of racial disparities, raise new generations who are not marred by our nation’s history of racism.

 

What about the hard work of keeping a family together, something that, no matter what your ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or education level, will vastly increase your children’s chances for stability and success?

 

As Kira Davis of Red State recently wrote passionately of the everyday heroes working to keep the nuclear family unit intact, “The commitment to the nuclear family isn’t about enduring misery, it is about working for happiness. We have a perverted idea in our Western culture that happiness is about ease. It just comes to us. But happiness must be pursued. Sometimes it has to be wrestled to the ground, tied up and dragged back to your humble abode. It’s a fight, but one we’ve committed to win. Defeat is not an option. That’s d**n heroic if you ask me.”

 

Highlighting the difficulties in addressing this issue, she continues, “There is no ‘great society’ without the nuclear family (one that includes children or not). Statistically, it is one of the brightest indicators of success and I’m sorry that we live in such fragile times that to even suggest the nuclear model is the most effective model sends scores of wounded and battle-weary mothers and divorcees into defensive rages.”

 

Which brings us back to Black Lives Matter and their distinct animosity towards the black family unit.

 

How can we ever truly promote black lives if we don’t promote the single most important factor in protecting and cultivating them–the family?