The Black Lives Matter organization quietly deleted the ‘What We Believe’ page which called for the destruction of “the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”
Internet archives suggest that the website was updated on September 17 and users who tried to access the now-deleted “What We Believe” page on Monday were prompted with: “Page Not Found … Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist.”
The now-deleted page still viewable on the “Wayback Machine” promotes the organization’s works to ‘acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities’ and radical objectives for transforming society, according to Fox News.
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable,” one of those objectives reads.
The change follows recent polls that suggest Americans may not be as supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement as they were earlier this summer. A Pew Research poll released last week showed that just over half of American adults, at 55%, support the group, down from a high of 67% in June.
According to RedState support for the group has fallen by double digits, and it’s likely that the organization is trying to save as much face as possible by deleting anything that might turn the American people against it.
BLM has been viewed as a radical Marxist group by Republicans and its critics since it was founded in 2013. In a 2015 interview, co-founder Patrisse Cullors identifies herself and her fellow BLM co-founders as “trained Marxists.”
“I actually do think we have an ideological frame,” Cullors said. “We are trained Marxists.”
The group was created in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. An “About” section on its website says it is a global organization “whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”