The original “What We Believe” page explained that BLM’s “mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness…”
Later, the page went on to add: “We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence… We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
That “What We Believe” mission statement is now gone, with a “page not found” error message. In its stead, the website includes a shorter statement of purpose in its “about” section, which does not include the former statement about disrupting the nuclear family.