Many Democrats embraced the ‘defund the police’ movement. It is one of the things BLM was constantly pushing and at the Democratic convention in August 2020, Democrats fully embraced BLM, even featuring a musical number recognizing them. But after that convention — and after poll numbers began to come in and show how Americans were not on board with the idea, some of the Democrats began to try to distance themselves from the movement.
But some still appear to be tied to it, whether they deny it or not, including Stacey Abrams, who is running for Governor in Georgia.
Stacey Abrams serves as a board member of a UPS family foundation that awards millions of dollars to professors and scholars who advocate anti-capitalist and prison abolitionist views, Fox News Digital has learned.
Abrams, who is taking another shot at running for Georgia governor, is currently listed as a board member at the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, a private grant-making foundation named after Marguerite Casey, the sister of UPS founder Jim Casey.
The far-left foundation has repeatedly voiced support for defunding and abolishing the police.
Abrams herself has even gotten money from the foundation, which is a question if she’s on the board. She’s received at least $52,500 from them.
What’s ridiculous and disqualifying is that Abrams claimed to Fox News Digital that she doesn’t hold the same views as the foundation. Um, but you’re on their board and you even took money from them? You can’t play this game where you get the benefit from the left from being associated with this and then run in the other direction and say “Oh well, sorry, didn’t mean it.” If Abrams is on the board she’s all-in and responsible for anything the board might be pushing.
The foundation gave monetary awards of $250,000 to professors who were researching subjects including abolitionist and radical studies. One professor, Robin D.G. Kelley claims capitalism is inherently racist.
Other recipients of the 2021 Freedom Scholars Awards included Angélica Cházaro, a Critical Race Theory (CRT) professor at the University of Washington School of Law who advocates for prison abolition, and Amna Akbar, an Ohio State University professor and proponent of “movement law,” which she describes as the “approach to legal scholarship grounded in solidarity, accountability, and engagement with grassroots organizing and left social movements.”
In 2020, the Marguerite Casey Foundation awarded $3 million to its Freedom Scholars. Those recipients included Alisa Bierria, a gender studies professor at UCLA who recently argued that the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade signaled “a broader attitude by this government that treats women’s lives as disposable and trans people’s lives as disposable.”
The foundation also awarded $250,000 to Ananya Roy, an urban studies professor at UCLA who has argued in support of abolishing private property, which she says is rooted in whiteness. She also supports the government using eminent domain to turn hotels into housing for the homeless.
The foundation also awarded $250,000 to Charlene Carruthers, founder of the Black Youth Project 100, which she described in 2019 as “a political home for anti-capitalists, radical Black feminists, abolitionists, artists, educators and many more types of freedom fighters.”
If Abrams won the Governor’s race, she’d be able to appoint members for seven-year terms to the board of regents who oversee the public colleges in Georgia. So she wouldn’t just impose bad policies for the time she might be in office, she could appoint leftist regents and further drive the system in Georgia to the left. One more thing for the folks in Georgia to keep in mind when they’re considering for whom to vote. As we noted, she already cost the state a lot and helped to divide it when she attacked the Georgia election law that was passed last year, claiming the law was trying to suppress the vote. The recent huge turnout in the Georgia primary showed just how wrong that was and how it’s likely to be a red tsunami. This should just push even more Georgians to go red.