The White House has confirmed what most logical Americans know: Black Lives Matter is not a terrorist organization. President Obama's administration delivered the news after a We The People petition gathered over 141,000 signatures.
We The People is the White House's official online petitioning service. The Obama administration responds to all petitions that earn more than 100,000 signatures. However, 4chan — a site full of misogynistic and racist trolls — failed to thoroughly research terrorism before submitting the petition.
The White House made that much clear in its response.
President Obama said as much during a July 7 statement, given in response to Baton Rouge police officers fatally shooting Alton Sterling.
The White House quoted part of that statement in their response to the petition.
"I know that there are some who have criticized even the phrase 'Black lives matter,' as if the notion is, is that other lives don't matter," Obama said. "And so you get 'all lives matter' or 'blue lives matter.' I understand the point they're trying to make. I think it's important for us to also understand that the phrase 'Black lives matter' simply refers to the notion that there's a specific vulnerability for African Americans that needs to be addressed.
It's not meant to suggest that other lives don't matter. It's to suggest that other folks aren't experiencing this particular vulnerability. And so we shouldn't get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for black lives as opposed to others. I think we have to be careful about playing that game, just because that's not obviously what is intended."Fighting for the unalienable right to live doesn't constitute terrorism.
So, in conclusion, bigots, Black Lives Matter isn't a terrorist organization and the petition was a waste of time.
FInd another hobby.