Not all that long ago, race rioters were destroying cities while elected officials cheered them on. Anyone who questioned the hate group and its message that only lives of a certain skin color matter was denounced.
Like today’s Pride flags, BLM murals were inscribed everywhere and drivers faced hate crime charges for allowing their wheels to touch the sacred letters. But the rain didn’t listen, neither did the air, nor did a lot of drivers. And the BLM murals are fading as fast as the movement and the politicians who supported it.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brought the Black Lives Matter movement right to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Thursday.
As the paint was applied, many onlookers cheered and jeered Trump’s name.
As part of the city’s efforts to honor Black New Yorkers, the mayor, his wife, other elected officials and volunteers painted the message in bright yellow paint on Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th streets, directly in front of Trump Tower.
“Our city isn’t just painting the words on Fifth Avenue. We’re committed to the meaning of the message,” de Blasio tweeted.
Now the mural has only outlasted De Blasio’s career by a little bit.
Black Lives Matter murals painted nearly three years ago on blocked-off city streets across America after the murder of George Floyd are getting paved over or worn away by traffic.
A BLM mural installed outside Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue — which then-President Trump branded “a symbol of hate” — has largely faded away in the intervening years.
Charlotte’s colorful BLM mural also faded away over time after the city opened up the street to traffic in late 2020.
A BLM mural along a popular section of the Atlanta Beltline has faded in part because the slogan was done as a community project and does not have a maintenance plan by the city, a BeltLine spokesperson tells Axios Atlanta’s Thomas Wheatley.
As all good BLM racists know, there’s no such thing as a non-racist road, only a racist or anti-racist road, and with the fading of the murals, it’s clear these roads are reverting to being racist roads again.
Furthermore, we have to call out the sun, the snow and the rain for their role in this hate crime.
Until we have a truly anti-racist sun and climate that only impacts white people and no one else, we will not be on the right side of history.