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Yes, you read that headline correctly.
The convenient store looting, cop car burning, “fry them like bacon” chanting Black Lives Matter has been awarded a global peace prize.
According to Newsweek.com, “The Sydney Peace Foundation announced last week it will give Black Lives Matter its 2017 peace prize during a ceremony scheduled in November for Sydney.”
The award is unprecedented on two fronts, in that it is puzzling to see a violent movement win a peace prize, and it is also the first time that a movement will receive the award instead of a person, as announced by the Sydney Peace Foundation.
“This is the first time that a movement and not a person has been awarded the peace prize — a timely choice. Climate change is escalating fast, increasing inequality and racism are feeding divisiveness, and we are in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Yet many establishment leaders across the world stick their heads in the sand or turn their backs on justice, fairness and equality.”
As we honor and congratulate Black Lives Matter for their prestigious recognition, it is worth revisiting some of their finer moments over the years.