Black Lives Matter has admitted to refusing to sell a t-shirt to a white man because of the colour of his skin.
A musician going by Sima on Twitter, tweeted to the group saying “Tried to buy a shirt & make a donation. I was refused service at the @BLM_TO booth at @PrideToronto because I'm white.” He also tagged the state broadcaster in the post, hoping for media attention from the CBC.
The official Black Lives Matter Toronto account responded with, “As our volunteer told you, our movement shirts are for Black-identified folks...”
Since then Sima has tweeted a few more times about the incident saying, “So you are an anti-black racism resistance movement who only wants the support of black people? Why? Wasn't segregation the initial problem?” and “What baffles me is, they took the time to tell me I'm not the right race, colour or minority to purchase the shirt or donate. #BLM_TO Why?”
He even hinted at a possible human rights complaint, “Denying me service due to my race when I'm showing my support to the Toronto #blacklivesmatter movement is ironic & killing my human rights.”
Seeing as we sadly live in a society where Christian bakers can't choose not to bake cakes for gay weddings, a human rights complaint would be interesting to say the least.
Black Lives Matter Toronto has been in hot water before. Earlier this year we reported on how its co-founder asked 'Allah for strength not to kill white people'.