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Tue Feb 22, 2022, 08:12 PM Feb 2022

Black Lives Matter Kicked Off Amazon Charity Platform


Amazon’s charity platform AmazonSmile has suspended Black Lives Matter Tuesday for failing to meet eligibility requirements because of their financial disputes with some states, per a Washington Examiner investigation. BLM reported by the end of summer 2020 that they had raised $60 million. However, states have threatened to take legal action against the organization because they didn’t indicate where their donations went to by the end of summer 2020.

BLM voluntarily shut down its online fundraising on Feb. 2 after California and Washington issued legal threats to the group for its failure to report what it did with the millions it received during the second half of 2020. BLM published a report in February 2021 claiming to have ended 2020 with $60 million in its coffers.

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors said the donations that went unaccounted for came from “white corporation guilt,” via the Washington Examiner. “People have to know we didn’t go out and solicit the money. This is money that came from white guilt, white corporation guilt, and they just poured money in,” said Cullors.

According to the Washington Examiner’s investigation, other companies have also decided not to follow through on their BLM contributions including Intel and Cisco.


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(9,514 posts)
1. What does it matter where the money came from....
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 08:23 PM
Feb 2022

The question is where did the money go. The attempt to deflect and obfuscate makes me ever more suspicious.


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3. What? Amazon's AWS -- Where over half of the world's spam and phishing emails originate.
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 08:42 PM
Feb 2022


Amazon's anything for a buck policy. There must have been some incentive to do it.


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4. Over the last few weeks we've seen two posts about alleged BLM misdeeds
Wed Feb 23, 2022, 02:53 AM
Feb 2022

as well as posts calling for harsh sentences for children accused of stealing a car, and posts lauding homeowners for shooting a person who entered their house under unknown circumstances. Very curious for a Democratic/progressive site.


(5,563 posts)
5. Not everyone wholeheartedly embraces the full spectrum
Wed Feb 23, 2022, 06:18 AM
Feb 2022

I vote blue because of economic issues and income inequality. I'm increasingly convinced redistribution of a significant portion of the top 0.1%'s wealth is urgently necessary.

I will admit to being a bit out of step on social issues, seemingly increasingly so.


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6. Washington Examiner is the source, I'll wait. WE is worse than OAN and the Root needs to be carful
Wed Feb 23, 2022, 08:35 AM
Feb 2022

... about where they're getting their stories from

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