There’s a scam opportunity pops up everyday and willing participants fall for the grift. Two Black Lives Matter activists are making an astonishing amount of cash sending instructions to guilt-ridden white “allies” who pay a monthly fee to be sent instruction on how to support their movement.
Heatstreet ran the story,
The business – aimed at “white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation” – solicits payments of either $25 (an electronic subscription) or $100 (for a physical box in the mail) containing a number of tasks for the month to challenge white supremacy and help them “do tangible ally work and support black women in both power and deed”.
Mac and Johnson – best known for shutting down Bernie Sanders by storming his stage at a 2015 rally in Seattle – claim to have 300 customers already.
According to calculations by Heat Street, their annual income would easily exceed $110,000.
Assuming that 90% choose the $25 option, and 10% the $100 option, they will receive $9,750 per month in fees, or $117,000 per year.
Since each new subscriber requires barely any extra effort, their potential for profit will increase exponentially should more people sign up.
— florapdx (@floraworley) December 13, 2016
Got my @safetypinbox Welcome Packet today. Ready to get to work.
— Paula Bales (@pbsTMI) December 13, 2016
One sample task on their website instructs would-be allies to “Write down the means of power people in your networks have, including money and influence.”
It then asks whether that “power [is] being directed towards white folks? Black folks? Are there areas in your life where you exert direct power over Black people?”
“Spend a few days going over this list and adding to it as you go through your week. You’ll find you have a lot of power,” it added.
Read the full story at Heatstreet