|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on April 22, 2021 at 11:50 AM|
Antifa and other radical leftists have received a letter from leaders of the black community in Portland, Oregon, telling them to stop causing trouble in the name of helping black people.
"Over the last year we have watched as people have profited from and damaged our movement without our consent or approval," the letter, which was posted on the Weouthere website, said.
The letter was written in response to "to ongoing behavior seen as detrimental to Black Liberation." according to the website.
"As Black Oregonians concerned with the ongoing lack of accountability for the police violence that continues to disproportionately impact Black communities, the disabled, those with mental illness, the unhoused, and other marginalized people, it is important for us to stand in solidarity and state our shared values." the letter said, signed by dozens of writers, speakers, artists, teachers, parents, and professionals.
There is "no excuse" for police to "murder civilians." according to the letter.
"already struggle to survive in a state that makes every effort to reshuffle and erase us." they say.
They went on to say, "This fact must be understood and respected by our allies in this fight. Recognize that causing harm to ourselves, our communities, and our resources undermines the work we do. The Black community is not a monolith, and having a complicit Black person in your planning space does not imply their support. For decades, well-intentioned allies and predatory opportunists have harmed and profited from Black Liberation efforts, and in the last year, we have watched as people profited from and harmed our movement without our consent or approval."
"Actions that neither increase solidarity nor broadcast purpose while making the lives of local Black communities more difficult are not acceptable." the statement continued.
A posting on the RedState website explained, "Many of the people who come out and then stay for the Antifa destruction in places like Portland are white leftists who are about radical ideology. They do not give a damn about black lives or who they might harm as a result of their continued destruction as long as it pushes us further to the left."
It went on like this, "Antifa smashed the windows and doors of The Portland Boys and Girls Club, which primarily serves and assists black and Hispanic children and their families, making life a little more difficult. The Antifa attack was the group's second on the building, and the damage is expected to cost $20,000 to repair."