The African American chief of of police in El Paso, Texas labeled the Black Lives Matter a radical hate group. Clearly it isn’t just white people who feel his way. He blamed the organization for the deaths of several police officers in Dallas, Texas and called for legislative policy makers to create an in depth investigation of he group.
At a news conference the chief, Greg Allen, as well as members of the media were present when various leaders in the El Paso community expressed their condolences and solidarity with Dallas. They also tried to appeal to those who felt marginalized as a result of the recent deaths of African American men.
Allen gave a statement to he media after the conference. When asked about an upcoming protest vigil hosted by the Black Lives Matter group he denounced them in no uncertain terms.
“Black Lives Matter, as far as I am concerned, is a radical hate group. And for that purpose alone, I think the leadership of this country needs to look a little bit harder at that particular group. The consequences of what we saw in Dallas is due to their efforts.”
Allen himself is black. Under his watch, El Paso has rated as one of America’s safest large cities.
Despite attempts to make this issue a black versus white issue Allen’s stance on Black Lives Matter clearly shows the racial divide isn’t as deep as people would like to think. There are African-Americans who are opposed to the movement, too. Their disapproval has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with well-reasoned logic.
However, the mainstream media ignores this because it doesn’t fit into their dogmatic, ideological, progressive agenda where there is a war between white people and black people. That won’t change anytime soon.