Toronto Black Lives Matter Co-Founder So Racist, Even HuffPo Turns on Her
The Black Lives Matter movement remains controversial, as racism and anti-police violence have plagued it during the past few years. It was heartening to see someone on the left, writing in The Huffington Post, call for the resignation of an openly racist BLM activist on Thursday. This is exactly the kind of response which might help separate the criminal justice reform activism of BLM from the ugliness which gives the movement a bad name.
"Now, normally my white skin would admittedly preclude me from even suggesting that a black activist should hang up the megaphone, but [Toronto BLM co-founder Yusra] Khogali has made a habit of directing violent, hateful language towards people with white skin, so much so that I feel comfortable calling her out," wrote James Di Fore, a Canadian writer and producer known for We Run Sh*t (2012).
Di Fore is right on target here. Yusra Khogali, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Toronto, Canada, has gone so far as to suggest that white people are subhuman. Here's an excerpt from her musings in 2016:
whiteness is not humanness.
infact, white skin is sub-humxn. [sic]
all phenotypes exist within the black family
and white ppl are a genetic defect of blackness
white ppl have a higher concentration of enzyme inhibitors that suppress melanin production.
they are genetically deficient because;
melanin is present at the inception of life ...
melanin is directly linked to the strength of neuro systems affecting capacities like intelligence, memory and creativity
melanin enables black skin to capture light and hold it in its memory mode which reveals that blackness converts light into knowledge. ...
white ppl are recessive genetic defects, this is factual.
Wow. And some people say "reverse racism" is impossible.
But it gets worse. In April of last year, Khogali tweeted, "Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz Plz Plz."
Now, Di Fore actually criticized the media for "focusing on that tweet instead of the issues black communities are facing." He argued that "this was and is a legit criticism of the media. Black people are treated unjustly by the criminal justice system at all levels, and the press is almost, as bad, [sic] and that's why I support the underlying credo of BLM."
Nevertheless, Di Fore added, "that can't absolve Khogali from being held accountable for constantly inserting hate speech into the ether of Toronto activism."
Finally, Di Fore noted Khogali's recent comments attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a "white supremacist terrorist." Indeed, Khogali slandered Quebec City as "a white supremacist settler colony," and claimed that Trudeau's statement that he would welcome into Canada anyone excluded from the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration action was a lie.