Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Juan Williams ― Black Lives Matter is playing with fire

"#BlackLivesMatter is fast becoming its own worst enemy." So says Juan Williams, political analyst for Fox News, and writer for The Hill.

And you know what? He's right.

Via The Hill:

Asserts the moderate-liberal commentator: "It lacks an agenda, it is antagonizing the black community’s top white political allies, including Democrats running for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, and it is not finding common ground with any of the Republican majority in Congress.The catalyst for the movement was outrage over the deaths of young black men like Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers who arguably used excessive, even deadly force. But where is the list of solutions to the injustices it so often decries?" 

He adds: "The movement’s failure to get its collective act together carries real danger for the political clout of the African-American community in the 2016 elections and beyond. With the movement potentially discouraging black American trust in Democrats, #BlackLivesMatter is increasing the odds of a sharp drop in black voter turnout in 2016. Already Democrats privately worry that without President Obama on the ballot, the black vote will decrease the turnout needed to keep the White House and win back the Senate."

Read the full article HERE.