Protesters with the White Lives Matter movement will now be classified as a hate group by thewhite lives matter2 Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I can’t speak to how many chapters will be listed, but it’s clear that the leadership of the group, the ends of the group ? it’s just a flat-out white supremacist group,” Heidi Beirich, director of the center’s Intelligence Report, told the Houston Chronicle. “The ideology behind it, the racist leaders, everything about it is racist.”
White Lives Matter activists recently protested at an NAACP branch in Houston.
“While they criticize the NAACP for not denouncing a movement (Black Lives Matter) that has been productive in bringing awareness to the racial disparity in this country, they themselves espouse totally racist positions,” said NAACP Houston Branch president Dr. James Douglas after the protests, Click2Houston reported.
“We came here because the NAACP headquarters is here and that’s one of the most racist groups in America,” said Scott Lacy, a White Lives Matter activist.
The White Lives Matter group is being led by 40-year-old Rebecca Barnette of Tennessee who is also an alleged skinhead.
SPLC quotes Barnette as calling for “the blood of our enemies [to] soak our soil to form new mortar to rebuild our landmasses.”
From SPLC’s website:
The WLM website describes the movement as “dedicated to promotion of the white race and taking positive action as a united voice against issues facing our race.” “The fiber and integrity our nation was founded on is being unraveled … [by] homosexuality and mix[ed] relationships,” it says. “Illegal immigration, healthcare, housing, welfare, employment, education, social security, our children, our veterans and active military and their rights … are the issues we face as white Americans. The laws and immoral orders the current administration are passing are drastically … targeting everything the white way of life holds dear.”
SPLC is a non-profit organization that monitors hate organizations such as “Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias,Christian Identity..”