The White Lives Matter movement which began at the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement has been listed as a hate group.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre, SPLC, an American NGO disclosed the movement will be included in its hate map which will be produced in February next year. Other groups that have been placed on its hate map include, Ku Klux Klan and the National Socialist Movement.
Director of the centre’s intelligence report, Heidi Beirich said, “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. The ideology behind it, the racist leaders, everything about it is racist.”
On Sunday, August 28, Press TV quoted Beirich as saying, “‘Their motto should be ‘only white lives matter.'”
According to SPLC, the White Lives Matter’s key activist is Rebecca Barnette, 40, from Tennessee.
Barnette had once posted on vk.com that, “Jews and Muslims have made an alliance “to commit genocide of epic proportions” against the white race.”
Beirich described her as, “her background, the rhetoric of the group, the hangers-on of the group are white supremacist. The only question is how widespread they are, how many chapters there are.”
The slogan of the White Lives Matter website read, “White genocide is a phenomenon where mass third world immigration, integration by force and 24/7 race mixing propaganda are being promoted in all and only white countries to turn them non-white.”
President of SPLC, Richard Cohen said it has decided to add the group to its annual list in February because the group was, “cited extensively by journalists, academics and government officials alike, provides an important barometer—not the only one, of course—to help us understand the state of hate and extremism in America.”
The Black Lives Matter movement began to address the incessant and indiscriminate killings of African American young men all over America and became popular this year with the police shootings of several unarmed men of color.