The co-creator of the Black Lives Matter movement went on MSNBC Monday and made a claim that hate speech isn’t protected by the First Amendment, the Young Conservatives reports.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors Black Lives also told “MSNBCLive” host Katy Tur that the rise of white nationalists are “directly related” to President Donald Trump’s policies.
Cullors also criticized the president in his initial statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. which appeared to place groups like Black Lives Matter in the same standard as neo-Nazis.
“White nationalists are actually fighting to take away people’s rights,” she said. “Black Lives Matter and groups like Black Lives Matter are fighting for equality.”
She added, “And hate speech, which is what we’re seeing coming out of white nationalist groups, is not protected under the First Amendment rights.”
In a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, someone making speech that is hateful or unpopular should not be banned or sanctioned.
Two months ago, the high court ruled in Matal v. Tam that a federal trademark law that bans offensive names is unconstitutional.