by Jacqueline Hawkins
There seem to be two groups of black students who come to see our ALL Black Lives Matter (ABLM) signs, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists and the I’m-just-here-to-get-my-education (IJHTGME) students.
The BLM activist students lose their minds, but the IJHTGME students absorb ABLM like parched sponges.
When BLM students see us use their slogans to expose their own hypocrisy, they blow a gasket. At Purdue University, the BLM students (mostly women) pulled out all the stops, trading in their dignity to become out-of-control, stereotypical caricatures of black women. There was wild neck rolling, finger wagging, fist shaking, and nearly unintelligible shrieking and cursing.
According to one of the BLM students, only white people could be racist because they had power; black people had no power so they couldn’t be racist, only prejudiced. Armed with their own delusions, they spewed putrid racism for all their peers to see (and cower from).
BLM students are used to behaving like this with anyone and everyone. They do this because it usually works to get them their way. But it doesn’t work with us, and before long, they tire out. The shrill screaming and wild body movements gets exhausting. They lose their voices. They get cricks in their necks.
But despite all the theatrics, the giant display is still there, exposing abortion and the damage it does to Black community.
So they disappear, and in their places come the quiet sponges, many of whom readily accept the comparison of abortion with Jim Crow and slavery. They are shocked to learn about the racist origins of Planned Parenthood and the way PP is suppressing the Black vote. Not everyone is convinced, but most are willing to listen with open minds, and for that we praise God.
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.