A Black Lives Matter activist has raised eyebrows across the country with a list of ten “requests” for white people, the majority of which consist of white people giving up their hard-earned cash and property to black people as a way to address systematic racism and oppression.
The list is “part of a package covering Louisville’s reaction to Charlottessville,” according to Leo Weekly. It was penned by Chanelle Helm, a self-avowed BLM organizer who is the cofounder of the controversial organization’s local Black Lives Matter chapter.
“Some things I’m thinking about that should change (in that Southern, black grandmama voice),” Helm opens.
“1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one generational poverty,” she instructs. “2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.”
Helm goes on to demand that real estate developers should build housing complexes in blighted neighborhoods that are only open to black and brown individuals, that white people should “give up the home you own to a black or brown family” if they “can afford to downsize,” and that white people should excise “racist assholes” from the will and instead include “a black or brown family.”
“6. White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing,” the missive continues. “7. White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty – Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the f*ck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.”
Points 8 and 9 echo the sentiment, calling on white allies to get “lil’ dick-white men” fired, even calling the police when necessary. Helm even appears to call for violence: “if you need to, you got hands: use them.”
The post concludes by listing Helm’s Paypal, Venmo, and Cashapp handles, as if to suggest that readers could and should donate their funds directly to her.