Yes, Black Lives Matter and Antifa are helping the Hurricane Harvey relief effort

September 5th, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, opportunistic demagogues have been using social media to highlight the lack of response from liberal groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, suggesting that this betrays a lack of the compassion that these groups profess to believe in. One meme even characterizes them as “extreme hate groups” and lumps them in with the KKK, an obviously asinine position. Leaving aside the specious logic (why would an anti-fascism group be expected to respond to a natural disaster more than any other organization?), these assertions are wrong on the facts: both BLM and Antifa have been helping the relief effort.

I’ll leave the KKK to defend themselves, however.

If you wish to contribute the the Hurrican Harvey relief effort, I suggest donating to Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charity organization.



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