Some people believe Black Lives Matter is a domestic terrorist group.
Despite the numerous criminal acts that have been carried out in the name of the movement, the group has been given massive legitimacy by the left.
And a new poll shows people want the group to have focus and leadership, and their pick for leader may surprise you.
A study conducted at Northwestern University shows people want Colin Kaepernick to be the official face of the movement.
The same Kaepernick who started the anti-American anthem protests and sued the NFL because all 32 teams believe his mediocre play isn’t worth the headache.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be out of a job playing professional football, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have job prospects out there.
According to a recently released poll from Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, a majority of African Americans see the Black Lives Matter movement as effective but they want a national spokesperson, and they think Kaepernick would be a great choice.
“There are two trends in the data that suggest that they also see room for improvement. First, a large majority believes that the movement should focus its efforts on two issue areas — challenging police brutality and racial profiling (49 percent) and improving race relations (25 percent) — over all other issues,” according to the survey analysis.
One major finding that stood out in the survey is the desire for a national leader—the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback stood out among the choices given to respondents. The movement could even be expanded with someone like Kaepernick at the helm.
“Kaepernick’s popularity is not surprising in light of the fact that President Trump’s criticism of the ‘Take A Knee’ protests that he started in the NFL has thrown him into the national spotlight in recent weeks,” said Alvin Tillery, associate professor of political science and director of the CSDD at Northwestern, reports The Washington Examiner.
“The most important finding in the survey is that African-Americans are not taking part in protests, organizing meetings and fundraising activities related to BLM in their local environments in anywhere near the rate that most had assumed,” he added. “These numbers provide an impetus and an opportunity for BLM activists and the nonprofits and politicians that support their work to take stock of what is happening and course correct.”
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Professor Tillery at Northwestern was surprised by the lack of BLM mobilization in communities (15% said slightly active, and 44% said not active at all), but he shouldn’t be.
People aren’t buying BLM’s radical narrative, especially when the group is so clearly another offshoot for George Soros.
The group that claims to be about police brutality has branched out into other leftist causes, including protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The movement is doing more harm than good. Look no further than the “Ferguson Effect” (the spike in violent crime that occurred after police pulled back) which the left tried to debunk, but couldn’t.
Branding Colin Kaepernick as the face of the movement might bring about a short burst of media buzz, but won’t fix the problems inherent in the group.
Besides, Kaepernick is busy with his new seven-figure book deal.
It’s amazing how he’s railed against the “oppressive” capitalist system but is about to cash in on selling a book.