Just how racist do you have to be to say that white folks need to stop saying “All Lives Matter?” Marissa Jenae Johnson says it’s the new racial slur for white people. In a Fox News interview Johnson said that white Americans created the conditions that require a phrase like ‘Black Lives Matter’. She continued by describing how difficult it is to grow up knowing that you are hated and that your people are being gunned down in the streets and rounded up for incarceration.
Marissa Jenae Johnson was the person who jumped up on the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally last year and tore the microphone out of Bernie’s hands. Johnson said that Bernie is Left for white folks He cares about the needs and concerns of mainstream, white America. She said that she wants to let African-Americans know that they are a powerful group of voters in the Democratic Party. Johnson says that the Democrats take black voters for granted.
Marissa Jenae Johnson is a cofounder of Black Lives Matter and now insists saying “all lives matter” is a “new racial slur.
In a Fox News interview she said, “White Americans have created the conditions that require a phrase like ‘Black Likes Matter’.
Do you know how horrific it is to grow up as a child in a world that so hates you? While you’re literally being gunned down in the street, while you’re being rounded up and mass incarcerated and forced into prison slavery.”
“Black Lives Matter is not a strong enough statement for me,” Johnson said. “The Democrats have always been reliant on the black vote. Part of what we’re doing is waking black voters up to their power as a voting block, within the Democratic party.”