The New York Times recently published an article debunking a claim that linked Black Lives Matter to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The original post, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation, is based on financial backing that BLM co-founder Alicia Garza’s Black Futures Lab was receiving from the Chinese Progressive Association. The Heritage article refers to the latter as a “pro-Communist China group.”
The NYT, using the cutting-edge technique of conducting research before making wild claims, points out that there are two unrelated Chinese Progressive Associations in the U.S., and that the one backing the Black Futures Lab is not that which is connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
The attempt to tie the BLM movement to the Chinese Communist Party is just the latest in a long line of false or misleading claims made about BLM in order to discredit the movement through guilt by association. For the record, the Black Lives Matter movement and its leaders are not: