Last Updated on February 17, 2022
A Black Lives Matter chapter co-founder has slammed Joe Biden as being part of a “violent white supremacist” system and told ABC News that she will not be backing the former Vice President in next month’s presidential election.
Los Angeles Black Lives Matter chapter co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah, a California State professor, told ABC News her views on former president Obama’s right hand man when asked how the Black Lives Matter movement may influence the upcoming election.
Following a summer of civil unrest after suspected fraudster George Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, a wave of violence and knee-jerk reforms ensued as tens of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality and so-called “systemic racism.”
Dr. Abdullah herself is no stranger to brushes with law enforcement. For her participation in a 2019 BLM protest she faced charges including battery on a Los Angeles Police Department officer, which were later dropped following sustained pressure from fellow activists.
“People are feeling dismayed that the choices are between, you know, a violent white supremacist and another person who represents that same system,” she said.
Regardless of whoever is victorious in November, Dr. Abdullah would continue protesting — although BLM’s public approval ratings have steadily declined since the beginning of the summer as the media could not cover for the wanton destruction beaming across millions of screens throughout the country during their coverage.
“In the midst of protest,” she said, “a recognition that no matter what the the outcome is to any of these things, we have to stay in the streets.”
Earlier this year, at the height of the civil unrest off the back of George Floyd’s death, a 2015 interview involving Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors had the seasoned activist admit the movement’s higher-ups were “trained Marxists” as several contrarians queried the protest’s left-wing political goals and narratives.
In another interview, she urged President Trump to resign as his politics remained at odds with the Black Lives Matter movement’s goals.