Gay Left Activists invited #BlackLivesMatter to participate in the Toronto Pride Parade so they could unite in solidarity against their mutual enemy: Middle class people with families and jobs. It worked out fabulously.
Several members of Black Lives Matter Toronto sat down in the middle of Yonge Street Sunday, bringing the parade to a halt. It resumed 30 minutes later when Chantleois signed their list of demands.
The demands include no police floats in future parades or police booths at the festival, a doubling of funding for the 18-year-old black-focused party Blockorama, a permanent Black queer youth stage, a South Asian-focused stage, and more American Sign Language interpretation provided by Black deaf and hearing interpreters.
In the heirarchy of victimhood, Gay < Black.
Is it just me, or does it seem like #BlackLivesMatter spends a whole lotta time crashing other people’s parties, and very, very, VERY little time trying to make Black neighborhoods better?