Black Lives Matter activists expressed shock, anger, fear, and defiance on social media after the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, demonstrating that the radical leftists behind the Black Lives Matter movement view the election as a setback but far from the end of their work in dividing the country.
Before the election results were known, activists like Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors were already digging in for the work of fighting for leftists causes.
On the eve of the election myself and Janaya Khan are teaching our Organizing for Change class. I really appreciate being able to study and continue to develop a political analysis that is about deepening theory for the sake of practice. Praxis.
Then in a separate post, Cullors was defiant.
We ain’t going out like this.
Another well-known face in Black Lives Matter is Shaun King, whose message on Twitter was about reaching out to only specific groups. White people were not mentioned:
Dear Muslims, Immigrants, Women, Disabled, and All People of Color,
I love you – boldly and proudly. We will endure. We will not break.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 9, 2016
On election night, King had expressed disdain for both President-elect Trump and shame for his country.