The Black Lives Matter movement has caused division within the United States but now evidence shows it’s also causing division within the Democratic Party. A freshly leaked memorandum came from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It shows the view the Democratic party has taken in reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. But it is not as kind to the movement as people would think.
The memo is postmark dated as November 19, 2015. It is part of a larger folder from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s personal computer. It was published to the media early on Wednesday morning by the computer hacker Guccifer 2.0. The folder has information on a plethora of different issues such as immigration, Islam and Black Lives Matter to name a few.
A Black Lives Matter memo was stamped “confidential” and it includes a bold mandate that forces employees and staff of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to not email or give the manual to anyone. It said not to provide the information to,
“anyone outside of the building. Please only give campaign staff these best practices in meetings or over the phone.”
It goes on to describe the Black Lives Matter organization as a,
“Radical movement to end ‘anti-black racism.’”
Within the memo is a section that goes under the title of ‘tactics’ and instructs staff that,
“If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists. Invited BLM attendees should be limited. Please aim for personal or small group meetings. Listen to their concerns. Don’t offer support for concrete policy positions. Do not say ‘all lives matter’ nor mention ‘black on black crime. This response will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists.”
The memo also states that Democrats should say that,
“A history of systemic racism continues to confront the daily lives of African Americans.”
Hillary Clinton and the DNC have had a rocky relationship with the movement. The movement and their activists have largely supported Bernie Sanders and viewed Hillary Clinton as a buyable self interested candidate with little interest in their cause and work.