African-American professor slams Black Lives Matter

“Is this the end of the Black Lives Matter movement?” Smerconish asked.

“I certainly hope so,” Swain, a law professor at Vanderbilt University, responded on CNN’s “Smerconish.” “Because I believe that it’s been a very destructive force in America, and I urge all of your viewers to go to that website and look at what they’re really about. It’s a Marxist organization all about black liberation. It’s not really addressing the real problems affecting African-Americans and so it’s problematic, it’s misleading black people, it needs to go.”

Martin, who supports the movement, jumped on Swain’s remarks.

“That is absolutely ridiculous,” she said. “Black Lives Matter has done more to move the needle on reforms in the criminal justice system than elected officials and community leaders all over this country.”