Black Lives Matter Is Begging For A Seat At Biden’s Table. Will He Give It To Them?

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Well, early signs show that former Vice President Joe Biden might not be as chummy with the progressive crowd as it seems — at least not yet. Now that the corporate press, which is the arbiter of all things involving elections, has crowned Biden the winner of the presidential election, Black Lives Matter is looking for a seat at his table. But will they get what they want? 

Patrisse Cullors, one of the leaders of the national Black Lives Matter movement, which is now a Marxist organization that has been usurped by white progressives, has sent a letter to Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to congratulate them on their “win” and request a meeting. This meeting would be intended to “discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black people.” 

Pretty straightforward, right? 

Cullors pointed out that black Americans played an essential role in ostensibly getting Biden and Harris to the White House and urged the pair to make a “well-thought out, community-drive, fully resourced agenda that addresses the particular challenges faced by black people” a top priority. 

“Congratulations on your election to the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States,” Cullors wrote in the letter obtained by Newsweek. “Like so many, we are relieved that the Trump era in government is coming to a close.”

The activist explained that Black Lives Matter wishes to be “actively engaged” in the transition team’s planning. “Without the resounding support of Black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome,” she wrote. “In short, Black people won this election.”

She continued, noting that “alongside Black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election… We want something for our vote. We want to be heard and our agenda to be prioritized.”

In her letter, Cullors also pointed out that black Americans are  “the most consistent and reliable voters for Democrats” and are “truly living in crisis in a nation that was built on our subjugation.”

She continued: “Up until this point, the United States has refused to directly reckon with the way that it devalues Black people and devastates our lives. This cannot continue.”

But the letter isn’t the only avenue through which Black Lives Matter is seeking a meeting with Biden and Harris. The organization also sent out an email to its subscribers asking them to sign a petition that would be sent to the potential president and vice president, urging them to accept a meeting with the group’s leaders. 

The email leads to a landing page where the organization explains why it is asking for signatures. “But the truth is, getting Trump out of office was not the end all, be all. The work is just beginning. We start by both holding the new president-elect and vice president-elect accountable to their campaign commitments of addressing systemic racism and by emphasizing our willingness to work with them,” they wrote. 

The group also insisted that “the more people who ask for this meeting, the bigger the seat our movement has at the table.” 

Isn’t it a bit odd that Black Lives Matter, whose members claim that it was instrumental in Biden’s success, would have to write a letter and get signatures on a petition to get a sit-down with the supposed president and his running mate? Yes, the black vote did go overwhelmingly to the former vice president, but progressives want us to believe that far-left radical groups like BLM are responsible for his supposed victory. 

It’s almost like the leaders of Black Lives Matter know that a potential Biden administration is not going to take them seriously. In all likelihood, the letter and petition are a desperate effort to get in front of Biden and Harris because they probably know the organization will stop enjoying the level of attention they are getting if Biden takes office. 

In his first speech after the corporate press announced his “victory,” Biden directly addressed black voters, saying that he would have their back when he is in office. But it seems that he might not be quite as serious about that promise as it may seem. 

To be fair, he could be willing to meet with other black activist groups that are less rabidly leftist than the national Black Lives Matter organization. But this is still not realistic. The bottom line is that Biden, like most other Democratic presidents, has no intention of doing anything productive for the black community. 

In fact, even if he wanted to, he couldn’t. At the federal level, one can only do so much anyway. It’s why President Obama didn’t have a black agenda. It is local and state-level government that has the most impact on black communities. Since Democrats run cities with a mostly minority population, nobody can expect any change. 

Nevertheless, it is evident that the black folks who are gullible enough to buy what Biden was selling are in for a rude awakening if the courts decide that the former vice president is the winner of the election. 

 

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