People of Color and Allies React to White Lives Matter Protest

By Kenrya Rankin Aug 22, 2016

Nearly two dozen White people protested in front of the Houston branch office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Sunday (August 21). The armed participants held signs that read “#WhiteLivesMatter” and “14 Words” (“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.”). They also waved American and Confederate flags. The rally drew counter-protesters and police on horseback.

“We came here because the NAACP headquarters is here and that’s one of the most racist—supposedly civil rights—groups in America,” participant Scott Lacy told local station KPRC.

As to be expected, the small protest drew big, national attention, in a time when activists are working hard to appeal to state and police forces to value the lives of Black people. Here are some of the reactions posted to Twitter following the protest, starting with NAACP president and CEO, Cornell Brooks.