The movie, Black Panther, is setting box office records raking in many millions of dollars at the theaters over the weekend. The biggest draw is not necessarily the story or the special effects, but the color of the skin of the superhero. A number of reports have already revealed that many black Americans planned on going to see the movie simply because it portrayed a black superhero.
In some locations, members of the racist radical organization, Black Lives Matters, used the opening of the movie as a racially driven voter registration drive, with the vast majority of those registered being Democrats.
(The Daily Wire) – Women behind the so-called “Movement for Black Lives” have launched a campaign at screenings of the much-hyped Marvel Comic movie “Black Panther” to register blacks to vote, called #WakandaTheVote.
“Participants host their own events, dressing up in ‘Wakanda-inspired outfits,’ as they recruit potential voters,” notes The Huffington Post. Wakanda is a fictional nation in Africa featured in the film.
Activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity about the black rights movement’s Electoral Justice Project’s #WakandaTheVote initiative.
“The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of black folks,” they said. “We are effective because we meet our communities where they are, whether that’s in the streets, at the city council meeting, or in the movie theater.” …
If this had been a movie about a white superhero in some fictional country and conservative groups used its premiers and screenings to help register voters, Black Lives Matter would have been all over it, calling it racist, but when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s perfectly acceptable.