The co-founder, who described herself in an interview as a "trained Marxist," has joined in a new venture with the Black Futures Lab, an advocacy group backed by the Chinese Progressive Association and the Communist Party, according to its website.
The group says its work consists of "gathering information on the ways in which politics affect black communities" in order to educate and challenge lawmakers. At the same time, on a donation website, the group is presented as a "project fiscally sponsored by the Chinese Progressive Association. In response to the allegations, The Black Futures Lab did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the association, raising even more suspicions.
In a radio interview, the movement's other co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, described herself to Garza as follows: "We are superiors in a kind of ideological theory. And I think what we're really trying to do is build a movement that can be used by many, many Black people. The Chinese Progressive Association describes itself as an organization that works to "build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.
The paradigm of this statement is that the group has links to the People's Republic of China, where there has been a long history of abuse of Black people. CNN has recently reported that the pandemic has made these people especially vulnerable in the town of Guangzhou where they experienced episodes of xenophobia and were randomly tested for Coronavirus or forced to maintain a strict 14-day quarantine without showing any symptoms.
The U.S. State Department issued an announcement in May that Chinese law enforcement agencies had ordered bars and restaurants not to serve people who appear to be of African origin. In addition, it issued a warning statement which expressly stated: "The U.S. Consulate General advises African Americans or those who believe that Chinese officials may suspect they have contact with nationals of African countries to avoid the Guangzhou metropolitan area until further notice." The Chinese Progressive Association, instead of echoing these statements, has continued to work with the Chinese government through events.
The group in question, which was often congratulated by the state media, supported the raising of the Chinese flag over Boston's City Hall last year in commemoration of the anniversary of the Communist Party's takeover of China. Not content with that, he held a joint event with the People's Republic of China to help Chinese Americans renew their passports, according to the Washington Times.
The red fear is nothing crazy, but a feeling increasingly consistent with reality. As Ben Weingarten writes for "the federalist," the BLM is: "collectively rooted and dedicated to Marxism, hatred of Jews, violence, racism, social discord, and the undermining of our founding values and principles.