#BlackLivesMatter Leader Warns US Needs New Constitution or “There will be Bullets”, Forgets Which Side Is Better Armed
Blake Simons, a UC Berkeley student, argues that a Constitution written by white men will never serve the interests of Black People.
After months of protesting, Simons explains that he came “to realize that the Constitution is the root of virtually all our problems in America.”
He continues, “The U.S. is a country that was founded on slavery, genocide, rape, and white male patriarchy. The colonizers that we condemn for enslaving Afikans and murdering indigenous peoples are the same people that produced and upheld the document we use to govern our nation to this day. Our bloodshed is rooted in this nation’s founding document, The Constitution.”
For this reason, there “must be a new constitution or the bullet.”