Racism is epidemic. It is imperative, at this intersection of race and justice, that collectively we use racism to call out the racist racists who rely on the oppressive power of a racialized patriarchal system where racial injustice dehumanizes that which has been institutionalized and used to exploit those whose rights have been erased by an infrastructure built upon the blood of people denied their humanity by a flawed Constitution that perpetuates undeserved privilege.
Yeah. Sounds like a bunch of crap or something that #BlackLivesMatter leaders like Shaun King, Deray McKesson, and Alicia Garza would say or write. Safe in a world where they can freely spew their ignorance of history, their aversion to the truth, and their passion for division these propagandists pretend to carry the mantle of civil rights.
They don’t. Their every ironic word, saturated with disdain, douses that flame that was lit by the blood and sacrifices of white and black brothers and sisters fighting for human dignity, together, with dignity. The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a fraud, of Shaun King proportions.
The biggest fraud is their undying devotion to Big Abortion while decrying that “black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” There is no more institutionalized racist system killing more black lives (which are equally as precious as any other lives) than the abortion industry, led by baby-parts-trafficking Planned Parenthood. Abortion is the number one killer in the black community.
Famed anti-poverty and voting rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was unashamedly prolife and “spoke out strongly against abortion as a means of genocide of blacks”. Guess she was just a self-loathing, “anti-choice” puppet who couldn’t possibly think for herself. Hamer coined the term “Mississippi appendectomies” which were the forced sterilizations (of which she was a victim) that became a hallmark of the American Eugenics movement, led by Planned Parenthood. She fought for truth. Most of today’s “racial justice” activists have no idea what they’re actually fighting for.
#BlackLivesMatter? When? And where? Apparently they only matter in jail or on the streets but never in the womb, in an abortion mill, or in an intact married (husband/wife) family…never.
This hashtag movement, which can lie more in 140 characters than I ever thought possible, ignores the reality of the preventable violent injustices that happen every single day. I recently spoke at a youth leadership summit, invited by Congressman Marlin Stutzman, where I asked the teen leaders what percentage of the black male population was currently incarcerated. They responded: “87%? 93%?” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Only 3% of the U.S. black male population (of any age) is currently incarcerated. And contrary to BlackLivesMatter.com’s outrageous pile of lies, black women are not incarcerated at 6 times the rate of white women. White women are incarcerated at 53 per 100,000 U.S. residents versus black women’s incarceration of 109 per 100,000 residents, a rate that is 2 times higher.
Is there racial injustice? Absolutely, and it’s a two-way street. The #BlackLivesMatter movement recklessly creates an imaginary world where society is far more racist today than during the Civil Rights Era. They’re silent when flash mobs of black violence terrorize white victims. The evangelists of victimhood have hijacked the movement, but as a black father and advocate for Life, I can’t let them hijack Justice.
I remember my initial shock when the NAACP denounced our TooManyAborted.com “Juneteenth” billboards which compared abortion to the only other example in American jurisprudence where a group of human beings could be bought, sold, or killed—slavery. Roe v. Wade equals Dred Scott; some humans just aren’t equal. Yet the NAACP’s Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Hilary Shelton, scoffed at our billboards saying: “Women are not forced to have abortions the way they were in servitude. Slavery was about not having the right to make any decisions. Women were actually bred to produce children for the purposes of profit. This is so far removed from that, that if it weren’t such a serious issue, it would almost be laughable.”
Over 16 million black unborn lives slaughtered (with some sold for their parts) isn’t almost laughable.
This horrific reality is made possible by today’s liberal black activists who shill for a billion-dollar industry of abortion brutality. Mr. Shelton is apparently unaware that women do claim they’ve been forced into abortions by boyfriends, husbands and even parents. But who needs to force anyone when decades of gross misinformation have been disproportionately pumped into the black community through public education, school-based “healthcare clinics” and mainstream media? Today, women are not forced to give their children away through the institution of slavery; millions voluntarily have them ripped away by an industry of abortion that profits from their unborn children’s deaths. In 1815 we had no choice; in 2015 we do and, tragically, we choose death over 330,000 times per year.
The ultimate end of real racism is death. Human history is stained with the blood of irrational discrimination and violent dehumanization. And many times, it’s self-inflicted. When is killing our future generations ever a beneficial approach to anysocial issue? How is it ever considered “justice” when innocent blood is spilled by a self-policing industry that kills more black babies than are born alive? Yes. This happens in New York City. For every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,180 unarmed black lives in the womb are killed.
I’m still waiting to see a #BlackLivesMatter mob stop traffic over that. I won’t hold my breath because they’re too busy railing against patriarchy (as if family deterioration and father absence aren’t the cause of many of the injustices in the black community), promoting homosexuality and the faux interchangeability of women and men, and forcing white people to admit guilt many of them shouldn’t have.
Racism is a political weapon. But the “privilege” is largely with those who feel immune to criticism, empowered by a racially divisive liberal media establishment, and affirmed by academics who rarely live in the real world…until they’re forced to resign by the mob they’ve created.
Ryan Bomberger is the co-founder and chief creative officer of the Radiance Foundation.