Black Lives Matter – Black Panthers or Black Capitalism?

What do involvement with the Ford Foundation and the promotion of black owned banks have to do with ending police violence? Apparently, for the leaders of Black Lives Matter, there is a connection. The liberal Ford Foundation has pledged $100 million to the group over six years. Further, there is a movement to start and sustain black banks – including debit cards. What this has to do with police violence is a mystery to us. This article also points out how elites, who were afraid of the Bernie Sanders campaign, supported BLM as a way to divide the working class.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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