BLM Supporter Defends Excluding White People From Memorial Day Celebration

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Political commentator and Black Lives Matter supporter Lisa Durden appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday where she defended a BLM Memorial Day celebration that excluded admittance of white people.

A Facebook post created by one of the hosts of the event titled "The People’s Turn Up" stated, "When we say ‘The People’ we mean Black People. Being intentional around[sic] being around Black People is an act of resistance. *This is an exclusively Black Space. So if you do not identify as Black and want to come because you love Black People, please respect the space and do not come."

Host Tucker Carlson mentioned to Durden that he thought one of the main purposes of BLM was to "speak out against singling people out on the basis of their race and punishing them for that, because you can’t control what your race is."

"What I say to that is: Boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited to the Black Lives Matter all-black Memorial Day Celebration. Wow," Durden responded.

She went on to try and contextualize the history of Memorial Day, but Carlson cut her off in an attempt to get her to answer his question.

"If you don’t like people excluding other on the basis of their race, then why are you doing it?" Carlson asked.

"Listen, white folks crack me up. All of the sudden when we have one day for black folks to focus on ourselves, but you’ve been having white days forever," Durden said.

She continued to list that there were all-white Oscars, movies with all-white casts, all-white TV shows and even finished up with mentioning how it took 11 seasons for there to be a black Bachelorette.

"Do you think it’s racist to exclude people on the basis of their skin color?" Carlson asked.

"I think it’s racist when you’ve been excluding people for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. We’re forced to come together collectively to celebrate ourselves because you guys won’t," Durden said.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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