Almost all of the people killed by police and embraced by Black Lives Matter have been criminals. They did not deserve to be killed by police without a trial, but they were the dregs of society. Most were convicted or accused criminals, high on drugs, who had beaten their wives and abused their children. They resisted arrest when the police tried to arrest them, which causes the police to react physically whether the person resisting is white or black. Many of them had significant mental problems.
Black Lives Matter needs to find some exemplary black people to embrace, rather than painting criminals like George Floyd on buildings. George Floyd did not deserved to be killed, but he should not be held up as a model for black children. He was an awful man. Blacks need better role models, starting with Barak Obama, and people like Colin Powell, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Booker T. Washington, or Oprah Winfrey. None of the current heroes of the Black Lives Matter movement are in the league of those people.
In general, Black Lives Matter reviles their ancestors rather than honoring them. The New York Times today has an article about an Omaha diner being closed down because it called its biscuit and gravy breakfast “the Robert e. Lee.” This ignores that fact that if he had them, Robert E. Lee’s biscuits and gravy were prepared by a black cook, cooking food that black people liked. Southern cooking is largely black cooking, and it has a significant African influence in its ingredients and preparation. So, should blacks be upset that Robert E. Lee liked food cooked by blacks? Slaves built the White House and Capitol; is that reason to tear them down or another reason to respect them? They are still standing; why do blacks disparage their slave ancestors who built them?