Mass Resistance Falsely Claims Black Lives Matter Destroys Families, Likens Movement to Nazi Germany | Southern Poverty Law Center

Mass Resistance (or MassResistance) posted a blog June 11 claiming BLM is a “violent Marxist-Leninist group at its core” and that its goals are ultimately “destructive to blacks.”

The author of the Mass Resistance blog refers to BLM as “thugs” and goes on to say that the group’s platform says nothing about “freeing black people from the social pathologies that truly keep them down: unwed motherhood, fatherless homes, dependence on government, horrible inner-city schools, gangs, drug-infested neighborhoods, black-on-black crime, and massive abortion rates.”

But Simon Howard, an assistant professor of psychology at Marquette University, told Hatewatch: “When Mass Resistance talks about how Black Lives Matters fails to talk about the ‘social pathologies that truly keep Black people down,’ they invoke stereotypical narratives and images of Black people such as the single Black mother, the absentee Black father, drug infested neighborhoods and Black-on-Black crime.”

Howard’s research examines how race and racial stereotypes influence marginalized and non-marginalized groups. “These tired anti-Black tropes have historically been used to pathologize Blackness,” he said in an email to Hatewatch.

SPLC Mass Resistance Falsely Claims Black Lives Matter Destroys Families, Likens Movement to Nazi Germany | Southern Poverty Law Center