Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way

If Apple and Nike actually cared, they would focus on creating jobs in struggling American black communities. But they don’t.

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Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way

If Apple and Nike actually cared, they would focus on creating jobs in struggling American black communities. But they don’t.A casket company sits next to abandoned buildings in the Englewood community in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

JULY 10, 2020|

12:01 AMDARRELL C. SCOTT

Over the past weeks, we have been endlessly inundated with the same three words: “Black Lives Matter.” We hear them every day, on every media platform. Those words are spray-painted on buildings, streets and monuments across the country. We’ve also witnessed a parade of elite corporations vocally and financially supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka, the Executive Director of The American Conservative, pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support.

It may be a cliche, but if Black Lives really mattered, and not just a political slogan, the poverty and helplessness in black communities would be addressed. Instead of burning the communities down they would try to protect them. Instead of sitting back and watching there would be an effort to save black lives in Chicago and other cities where black on black violence occurs regularly. What about closing abortion clinics in black neighborhoods. More black babies are aborted in New York than births. All Lives Matter

Last paragraph is MY commentary.

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