Fortune magazine compiled a list of 50 of the most influential world leaders which included House Speaker Paul Ryan, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and... Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. Democrat presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not make the cut.
The American Mirror reports:
“In a list of 50 world leaders, artists and business people, the three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement came in 27th on Fortune‘s list of World’s Greatest Leaders. Back in 2012, three Black women created the movement that galvanized the nation,” according to the site.
BLM “is an extension of the 2011 Occupy movement that had a brief stint that year but quickly faded out. That movement was intended to overturn the capitalistic system many of the followers believed to bet the root of issues like the 2008 financial crisis, the housing market crash, and extreme student loan debt,” the site summarized from the Fortune feature.
“The Conversation explains that the Occupy movement and the Tea Party were two movements that stemmed from the 2008 financial collapse but never truly cemented themselves like the Black Lives Matter movement.”
“The BLM movement has been subjected to criticism from the far right and many people who believe the term and organization itself is divisive,” according to the site, which quoted Tometi’s recent comments that the group wants a “multiracial democracy that works for all.”
The site describes race protests at the University of Missouri as a success, and applauds the group’s disruptive antics at presidential rallies and other political events.
As AM points out, BLM has terrorized everyone -- including presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- not to mention wreaked havoc on college campuses across the U.S.
Apparently, that makes you an "important world leader" in Fortune's eyes. Interesting that the woman who's poised to "shatter the glass ceiling" didn't even garner an honorable mention.