Black Lives Matter’s (BLM) “what we believe” page, calling for the destruction of the nuclear family among many other radical left wing agenda items, has been deleted. You can find the deleted page in full on the Web Archive site.
BLM’s antagonism to the family is glaring and in recent months has become widely known. On the organization’s website, prior to it being deleted, Black Lives Matter proclaimed,“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster queer-affirming network. When we gather we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).
You can find the deleted page in full on the Web Archive site.
Why this matters: This action (currently it is unknown if it is a mistake or not) could implicate a public disavowal due to recent backlash or an attempt to hide their true agenda from naive or new “researchers”.
Beyond the mistaken assumption that the “nuclear family” is unique to the Western world, their position is profoundly concerning. BLM, as an organization, seeks to dismantle the very institution that mountains of published academic research has consistently demonstrated as most likely to strengthen and empower Black Americans and their children: the traditional, nuclear family.
But they don’t stop there. Black Lives Matter also advocates other family redefinitions long at odds with most African Americans’ views, stating, “We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual.”
Why oppose the nuclear family?
Research shows strong families empower Black Americans.
Only 4 percent of all homes with a married mother and father are on food stamps at any given time. The undeniable advantages of growing up in a married, intact family apply as much to blacks and Hispanics as they do to Caucasians. All other things being equal, married black men enjoy a marriage premium of at least $12,500 in their individual annual income compared to their single peers.
Bill Galston, who served as President Clinton’s domestic policy advisor and is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, explains in crisp language, “It is no exaggeration to say that a stable, two-parent family is an American child’s best protection against poverty.” He explains that to avoid living in poverty in the United States, one has to meet just three primary requirements:
- Finish high school.
- Marry before having children.
- Marry after the age of 20.
Only 8 percent of people who fulfill these three criteria are poor, while 79 percent of those who fail to do so will be impoverished, regardless of their race. Isabel Sawhill, Galston’s celebrated colleague at Brookings and a tireless advocate for the well-being of inner-city children, makes this bold statement: “The proliferation of single-parent households accounts for virtually all of the increase in child poverty since the early 1970s.”
As former NFL player Jack Brewer said the organization “openly on their website calls for the destruction of the nuclear family. My fellow Americans, our families need each other. We need Black fathers in the homes with their wives and children.”