#BlackLivesMatter but the lives of “men and white folks” do not is the message Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali was apparently trying to convey when she tweeted on Feb. 9!
Toronto Sun Columnist, Jerry Agar, got a picture of the Tweet before Khogali removed it.
#BlackLivesMatters activist Sandy Hudson then proceeded to blame the media for focusing on the tweet!
“This is extremely frustrating and emotional for me because we slept outside for two weeks to get somebody to care about death in our community and this is what you decided to focus on? It’s very, very, very irresponsible,” Hudson said.
I bet she does not want to focus on this tweet! This tweet shows EXACTLY what the #BlackLivesMatter movement is all about! Hatred, not Justice!
Yusra Khogali, one of the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter Toronto, tweeted about killing men and white people:
— Jerry Agar (@jerryagar1010) April 5, 2016
“Khogali has since placed her Twitter account under protected status and has refused to comment on the controversial Tweet.
However, a representative for Black Lives Matter called the Tweet “tabloid.”
“It’s not public interest news. It’s not news,” the #BlackLivesMatter spokesperson told CP24 News.
Khogali, according to her Facebook page, is a community activist who “uses her art as a form of resistance to challenge various forms of Canadian state-sanctioned anti-blackness.””
The controversy comes on the heels of several high-profile protests after Toronto police officers shot and killed Andrew Loku, a black father of five who refused police orders to drop a hammer.
The Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter staged the protests.
“A day after the conclusion of #BLMTOtentcity, he [Jerry Agar] cited the aforementioned tweet in an attempt to delegitimize an entire movement, and to position my community as undeserving of justice,” wrote Khogali after her Tweet went viral.
“All I have done is used a turn of phrase, a rhetorical flourish, to voice my frustration and dared to be a person calling for justice.”
Yeah, “rhetorical flourish”? How about just pure hatred!
How about this rhetoric? A Virginia high school celebrates Black History Month with this video On white privilege.. Insane!