Iraq War Veteran Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement Stirs Controversy

UK - Candle Light Vigil for Michael Brown at US Embassy in LondonAn Iraq War veteran has found himself in a First Amendment battle after taking on the Black Lives Matter movement in his role as a college newspaper columnist.

Bryan Stascavage, a 30-year-old Wesleyan University student who served two tours in Iraq, penned an op-ed in the school newspaper that criticized the Black Lives Matter movement for creating an environment he believes advocates violence by spreading anti-cop hatred, and questioned the movement’s legitimacy.

“Is the movement itself actually achieving anything positive?” Stascavage wrote in his op-ed, “Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t What You Think,” published Sept. 14 in the Wesleyan Argus.

“It boils down to this for me: If vilification and denigration of the police force continues to be a significant portion of Black Lives Matter’s message, then I will not support the movement, I cannot support the movement. And many Americans feel the same,” Stascavage wrote.

“Is it worth another riot that destroys a downtown district? Another death, another massacre? At what point will Black Lives Matter go back to the drawing table and rethink how they are approaching the problem?” he questioned. (Read more from “Iraq War Veteran Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement Stirs Controversy” HERE)

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  • Dempsey Coleman

    He is Absolutely Right!!!!! Why aren’t they Protesting in Down Town Chicago?? How Mane Black Children and Black Adults have been Killed there or in Detroit By another Black Man or just plain ole Black Person. And NOT 1 Frigging Protest!!!! WHY?????

  • MrChicken

    “……At what point will Black Lives Matter go back to the drawing table and rethink how they are approaching the problem?” Rethink? Are you kidding? The people who participate in this don’t think.