Black Lives Matter has done an excellent job of keeping the issue of police killing blacks in the public eye. It definitely is a non-violent group, it means well, but it lacks long range goals. At a recent meeting of Netroots in St. Louis, some blacks blasted this group– whose goals are to institute some of the idea of Bernie Sanders–claiming they were “white occupiers of the disunited States.” I assume there is a goal for this action.
The ongoing failure of Black Lives Matter is statistics– black people represent about 10% of Americans. If their agenda is to become reality, there is need to win over to their ideas, at least 40% of whites, Hispanics, and Asians. In old fashioned politics this is termed forming alliances with groups possessing similar goals to your own group. It is time for Black Lives Matter to adopt a new slogan–“When Black Lives Matter, ALL Lives Matter!”