VIDEO: Young Americans still support Black Lives Matter after hearing about the group’s radical ties

  • Campus Reform recently asked students and young Americans about their views on Black Lives Matter
  • After pointing out the group’s radical ties to Marxism and Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro, young Americans STILL said they support BLM
  • “I could be told a lot of things, but I will always support Black Lives Matter.

With the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gaining popularity across the country, Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret asked students and young Americans about their thoughts on the group, and then asked individuals to weigh on the group’s radical ties.

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“I mean the organization, I don’t care what they do in their free time.”   

Neret first brought up a claim on the organization’s website, which declares that Black Lives Matter aims to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”

“Does that change your mind about Black Lives Matter at all,” Neret asked.

“It most definitely does not change my mind about Black Lives Matter,” one individual said.

“No, it doesn’t change my mind,” another added.

Neret then brought up BLM co-founder Opal Tometi’s connection to Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro to see if that changed people’s perspectives on the group.

“I am actually Venezuelan, and I am aware of this,” one individual said before stating she still supports BLM.

“When I say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I don’t think only of the organization that is supporting all of this, or the website. I think of the message behind it and the idea that racial equality is still a problem.”

[RELATED: ‘Trained Marxists’ BLM founders say Trump admin is ‘white supremacist’]

The last example Neret gave to students and young Americans was BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ identification with Marxism. In 2015 Cullors claimed that she, along with fellow co-founder Alicia Garza, and other members of the BLM organization, were “trained Marxists.”

Most maintained that they still support BLM.

“It most definitely doesn’t [change my views about the organization],” one individual said. “I mean the organization, I don’t care what they do in their free time.”

“At the end of the day, the movement is about the message,” another added.

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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