Black Lives Matter rose to some prominence during and after the Ferguson, Missouri riots, but they seem to have faded into the background recently. The left-wing website BuzzFeed decided to find out why that is and interviewed members of the group to find out what happened to the movement.
Apparently, Black Lives Matter is not only suffering from a lack of funding, but it is also disorganized, unfocused, and according to one insider, “tyrannical.”
The Blaze reports:
An activist inside the Black Lives Matter civil rights group called the movement “tyrannical” in an interview obtained by Buzzfeed and released on Thursday.
In a piece titled “What Happened to Black Lives Matter?”, an unnamed member of the movement claimed that there’s a “do what you’re told” mentality within the group, which can cause divisiveness within the group.
“There’s a tyrannical element,” the insider added, and seemed to insinuate that some of the group’s unity is mostly for show, and issues are often suppressed in order for the movement to appear more sound.
The member, who spoke to Buzzfeed under the promise of anonymity, also claimed that if higher-ups within the movement knew who was spouting information about the group’s precarious position, the result could be worse than the social setbacks currently facing the movement.
“I think the fallout will be greater than the concerns that are troubling us,” the insider admitted. “I’m surprised people even wanted to do a story like this.”
The unnamed member claimed that the two major obstacles facing the BLM movement are a lack of funding as well as leadership support.
That didn’t take long.