Black Lives Matter activists are very upset about recent events in Paris, and have been taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
They’re upset because the Islamic State succeeded in stealing the spotlight from their important movement — just as it was gaining traction.
Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos captured some of the tweets, notinv that they “fell broadly into two categories of stupid” Friday night:
- Paris and Mizzou are equivalent: both represent “terrorism.” (This is the message from Black Lives Matter.)
- White people are “erasing black lives” by focusing on Paris. (This is the language of the racial grievance-fuelled campus social justice movement.)
There are more tweets in the same vein at Breitbart.
The “terrorism” at Mizzou consists of one poop swastika and a few alleged minor racial incidents.
That is it.
As compared to the bloodbath in Paris that left 129 dead and 352 wounded.
Black Lives Matter activists at Dartmouth College also did their best to focus the nation’s attention back on themselves over the weekend.
Throngs of protesters converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march. They confronted students who bore “symbols of oppression”: “gangster hats” and Beats-brand headphones. The flood of demonstrators self-consciously overstepped every boundary, opening the doors of study spaces with students reviewing for exams. Those who tried to close their doors were harassed further. One student abandoned the study room and ran out of the library. The protesters followed her out of the library, shouting obscenities the whole way.
Students who refused to listen to or join their outbursts were shouted down. “Stand the f*** up!” “You filthy racist white piece of s***!” Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group. “If we can’t have it, shut it down!” they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting “filthy white b****!” in her face.
In the immediate aftermath of the demonstration, social media was abuzz with comments condemning the protesters for their tactics. Many students who had experienced the protests took advantage of YikYak’s anonymity to air their grievances. Some students reached out to The Dartmouth Review to provide additional details.
The profanities were thankfully not captured on the video below: