Sarah Palin calls Black Lives Matter activists dogs

Failed presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin has once again let her words show the feelings of her heart.  A  Tea Party Patriots rally was held on Wednesday in protest of President Obama’s diplomatic nuclear deal with Iran. Palin, as usual, decided to add race to a non-racial matter by referring to Black Lives Matter activists as dogs. Palin stated, “Oh and you know, since your president won’t say it, since he still hasn’t called off the dogs, we’ll say it. Police officers and first responders all across this great land, we got your back! We salute you! Thanks you, police officers!”

Palin’s comments were made to get an emotional response out of the cheering, predominately white crowd, who vehemently hate President Obama and his policies. But what Palin seems to hate more is the thought of Black people uniting to bring attention to the rise in police killings of Black people in this country.  Why is this? Because Black Lives Matter confronts the White privilege of police killing a Black person with impunity.  From Bill O’Reilly to Donald Trump, it seems anything that is Black and organized is a threat.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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