The New York City chapter of Black Lives Matter hosted an “exclusively black” party over Memorial Day weekend.
Black Lives Matter NYC, the Black Youth Project 100 and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration joined together to throw “The People’s Turn-up,” or what they called an “unapologetically black” party.
“Clear your calendar – It’s a lituation! You’re invited to take part in the UNAPOLOGETICALLY Black festivities. Bring yourself, bring Bae (or come find Bae), whatever you like. We got you. We got us,” the event’s Facebook page read.
Only for those 21 and older, event organizers also made it clear that the party was only for black people. If a person did not identify as black, then they were asked to not attend the party.
“When we say ‘The People’ we mean Black People. Being intentional around being around Black People is an act of resistance.This is an exclusively Black Space. So if you do not identify as Black and want to come because you love Black People, please respect the space and do not come,” an event organizer noted on the event’s discussion board.
Organizers also said the party was an “intentional space” where violence, fatphobia, sexism, toxic masculinity and transphobia were not permitted.
Black Lives Matter routinely hosts “black only” meetings and events. The Philadelphia chapter of Black Lives Matter banned white people from attending a meeting in April. Only people who identified as a part of the “African Diaspora” were invited to attend. (RELATED:Black Lives Matter Philly Bans White People From Its Meetings)
“If you identify as a person of the African Diaspora You can attend our meetings and become a member. If not you can support us in other ways,” Philly BLM said in a tweet.
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