#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder: Bill O’Reilly Fuels Anti-Black Racism (VIDEO)
#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors joined HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill to respond to Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s comments that #BlackLivesMatter “wants to tear down the country.”
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors told HuffPost Live Bill O’Reilly fuels anti-black racism.
Cullors says O’Reilly fuels anti-black racism.
Cullors: “I watched it and was mortified… What’s unfortunate about Bill O’Reilly is that it’s pundits like him that fuel anti-black racism. It’s pundits like him that allow for folks like Dylann Roof to get more ammunition. So I think we need to hold him accountable… On the one hand we can laugh about it, but on the other hand folks are really watching that and taking that as real news.”
In regards to O’Reilly calling the #BlackLivesMatter movement the “fringe left,” Cullors replied:
Cullors: “I think that that specific critique is unhelpful. We know that #BlackLivesMatter has 26 chapters across the country ranging from young folks to older folks. People who have been in the movement for decades, people who just joined after August 9th… We aren’t a front group for another organization. This is a grassroots effort.”
Sure, it’s grassroots. That’s why they’re all getting paid.