As communities in Louisiana are still struggling after the devastating flooding, Black Lives Matter, which has claimed to be the voice for black people and their problems, was missing from help efforts until very recently.
The group finally arrived in Baton Rouge to “protest” on behalf of minority communities, but those communities exactly welcoming to the organization that, just a few weeks ago, stirred up controversy in the same city following the officer-involved shooting of a black man.
Black Lives Matter activists showed up in the city, not to help flood victims, but to protest – although what they were planning to protest wasn’t clear immediately.
Many from Louisiana’s black community wasted no time pointing out the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter.
“This is the most you have done after you (came) and raised hell and stirred up (a) mess … Where are the donations from your organization?” Manolo Espinal asked, according to The Washington Times. “(B)oats to rescue people? Food for the hungry? Where are the marches and protests for the homeless and those who lost everything?”
Another black resident, Charlene Realegeno-Molina, asked what the organization had actually done for the people of Louisiana.
“I guess (black lives matter) only when convenient,” she said.
Facebook user Glory Ford pointed out that the group hadn’t helped the black community in Louisiana because it’s “not part of their concept.”
That concept includes blasting the government, police officers and white people for every issue faced by minority communities, but not helping those communities themselves.
But most likely, many in the Black Lives Matter group has ignored Louisiana because the situation completely debunks their theory that police officers – and society, in general – is somehow “out to get” black folks. On the contrary, police officers ave saved countless lives and helped countless victims following the devastating floods without regard to whether someone’s skin was black, white, brown or otherwise.
The situation in Louisiana has seen whites, blacks and other races join forces to help each other because they genuinely care – something that many in the Black Lives Matter movement do not seem to understand.