Washington, D.C.—We are excited to share our newly launched Black Lives Matter (BLM) Funding Database, an online dashboard that tracks corporate contributions and pledges to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes.
Until the release of Claremont’s BLM database, there has been no systematic attempt to collate and centralize corporate giving to the greatest shakedown of the American economy by left-wing activists.
We hope that the information brought to light by our database proves useful to those wishing to hold companies accountable for their actions.
BLM and its manifold extensions engineered one of the most successful grifts in American history, to the tune of $82.9 billion.
As a point of reference, in 2022, Ford Motor Company’s profits were $23 billion dollars. Moreover, $82.9 billion dollars is more than the GDP of 46 African countries.
This redistribution of corporate wealth – wealth that rightly belongs to shareholders, including pensioners and retirees, and that should have been used for increased wages, dividends, stock buybacks, capital investment, or research and development – is historic, and may be viewed as a form of reparations made to self-declared enemies of the American nation and way of life. And such a wealth transfer is inconceivable without BLM.
The politics of racial grievance and anti-meritocracy are indeed profitable, and have been brought to us, as it turns out, by some of the biggest name-brand corporations in the world. Everyone from Coca-Cola to Google is complicit.
Among the biggest contributors is JPMorgan Chase, which pledged $30 billion to its “Racial Equity Commitment,” which includes billions in targeted investments to “close the racial wealth gap” and “build diversity into the supply chain.” Microsoft also pledged $244 million to similar causes, including $250,000 to bail funds for rioters.
The BLM Funding Database is the latest example of the Center for the American Way of Life’s devotion to actionable policies of republican self-government, equal protection of the laws, and the freedom of speech and thought. Or what we like to call the American Way of Life.