The ultra-woke superhero movie Black Panther is doing more than setting box office records -- it's also serving to enlist black voters for the cause of "electoral justice."
Leaders from the collective "Movement for Black Lives" have launched a voter registration drive to coincide with U.S. screenings of the blockbuster film, according to The UK's Daily Mail. Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba are working through their organization, the Electoral Justice Project, to register black voters in person at theaters during the first few weeks of the movie's opening.
"This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda," they assert. "We will be registering people to vote at movie theaters across the country so that we can #wakandathevote at the ballot box."
In case you're having trouble finding Wakanda on a map or atlas, it's the fictional African nation in which Black Panther is set. But typical of the left's penchant for utopian fantasies, Wakanda is also a fictional world that Reed, Byrd and Lumumba intend to make a reality through their social justice work: "We know that for some [Wakanda] is a superhero world, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built, and we want to build it!"
"This upcoming spring and November 2018 midterm elections are an important step in building that new world," they continue, "and we want to take every opportunity to engage our communities in the conversation of electoral justice."
"Over 1,000 people joined our [voter registration initiative] launch call, and we've been building out an exciting campaign ever since," they claim. "We will be engaged in actions all over the country to educate and motivate black voters as well as launching an intensive campaign manager institute this spring called the Electoral Justice League," the three continued. "We intend to have thousands of conversations with black people as well build a fun and life-affirming political home that isn't transactional, but transformational."
The Movement for Black Lives describes itself as "a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country" united in "a shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work.
"We stand in solidarity with our international family against the ravages of global capitalism and anti-Black racism, human-made climate change, war, and exploitation. We also stand with descendants of African people all over the world in an ongoing call and struggle for reparations for the historic and continuing harms of colonialism and slavery. We also recognize and honor the rights and struggle of our Indigenous family for land and self-determination."
This is just one of the ways in which the radical left is hitching its wagon to the record-breaking Black Panther and working through the culture to transform the political landscape.