#BlackLivesMatter Leader Warns US Needs New Constitution or “There will be Bullets”
Blake Simons, a UC Berkeley student, argues that a Constitution written by white men will never serve the interests of Black People.
A “Black Lives Matter” leader has issued a dire warning for the United States: the United States needs a new Constitution or else, he warns, “it will be the bullet” for the US.
Blake Simons, who wrote an article detailing his ideas, is the Deputy Comms Director of “Afrikan Black Coalition.” The name of his piece is “A New Constitution or the Bullet.”
Simons writes, “Our Black Lives Matter protests have stormed the country, yet cops continue to kill us daily, and the judicial system continues to justify our deaths with acquittals, non-indictments, and light sentences-all in the name of upholding the Constitution.”
After months of protesting, Simons explains that he came “to realize that the Constitution is the root of virtually all our problems in America.”
He continues, “The U.S. is a country that was founded on slavery, genocide, rape, and white male patriarchy. The colonizers that we condemn for enslaving Afikans and murdering indigenous peoples are the same people that produced and upheld the document we use to govern our nation to this day. Our bloodshed is rooted in this nation’s founding document, The Constitution.”
For this reason, there “must be a new constitution or the bullet.”
“A Constitution written by only white men will never serve the interests of Black people,” Simons argues. “The Constitution was written for the ruling class of white men which constructed whiteness to be more valuable than any other race. When we discuss institutional racism, it is essential that we realize that the Constitution created it.”
Blake is a Louis Farrakhan supporter.
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) September 21, 2015