The grassroots movement known as Black Lives Matter (BLM) has emerged as a major protest organization for the African American community. Currently, it is the biggest and best organized African American social organization that conducts protests on behalf of the African American community. BLM emerged in 2013 in response of George Zimmerman’s acquittal pertaining to the Treyvon Martin slaying.
This organization was started by three female activists who were being groomed to lead protests on behalf of black minorities. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi are the three women who created this organization from the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
BLM is supported by at least 82% of all black people and this organization relies on non-violent protests to make changes within society. The ultimate goal of Black Lives Matter is to make U.S. police departments transparent and accountable. They also want reform the police department so that officers are better trained to deal with minorities.
Protest organizations cannot survive if they’re not funded. It would be impossible for them to stay relevant without financial support. In the past, all organizations were supported by individuals or groups making donations. This is one reason as to why Black Lives Matter needs the support of donors such as George Soros. Their financial contributions help BLM to stay afloat. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
George Soros is a multi-billion dollar self-made political figure. He is a major influencer (contributor) of the democratic and a liberal cause within the U.S. Soros makes it a point to support liberal and democratic causes because it closely aligns with his own beliefs. Soros does not want any government (not just the one in the U.S.) to have more power than what they need. He also carries this belief over to the police force. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
His Open Society Foundations supports BLM and other minority organizations that work to stop police brutality within the African American community. George Soros sympathizes with minority people because he used to live in a situation of tyranny at a young age. When Soros was a young teen in Hungary, he lived under the Nazi regime. He knows from first-hand experience how dangerous a dictatorship can be. His Open Society Foundations supports BLM and other liberal organizations to keep the government in check.
George Soros wants minorities and all Americans to live in peace and to have the best life possible. So, he doesn’t mind allocating funds to BLM for this purpose. Ultimately, Black Lives Matter because supporters such as George Soros help them to matter through their giving.