Black Lives Matter has demanded a sit-down meeting with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Still, neither of them has responded to the group’s demands.
In an email sent to activists, “It’s demeaning to our hurt and trauma,” referring to their demand for a sit-down meeting being ignored.
The email also called for more pressure on Biden to allow Black Lives Matter to have a say in whatever policies the new administration puts in place. However, with 74 million Americans who voted for President Trump believing that there was election fraud present and unlikely to accept the incoming Biden administration as legitimate, Biden would gain nothing from giving in to such demands.
According to the group, Biden and his campaign are now disregarding the Black voters who helped secure his White House victory. Aside from not responding to the group’s request for a post-election conversation, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris even excluded BLM from a recent meeting with civil rights groups.
“For the newly elected administration (that ran on promises of racial justice) to ignore our ongoing request to meet with them and refuse us a seat at the table is demeaning to our movement,” Black Lives Matter Global Network wrote in an email to supporters on Thursday, in an attempt to urge activists to make noise.
“It’s demeaning to our hurt and trauma. It’s demeaning to the countless times we took our protest to the streets to call for justice for our Black brothers and sisters taken from us at the hands of police.”