Black Lives Matter Co-founder Posts Message About Killing ‘Men and White Folks’

April 6, 2016 Updated: April 6, 2016

A Black Lives Matter co-founder posted a message on Twitter saying she was trying to control herself not to kill “men and white folks.”

Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali posted the controversial tweet on Feb. 9.

The tweet surfaced after people retweeted it, and Khogali then deleted it.

In the tweet, she asked Allah to “give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today.”

Khogali is a community organizer, activist, and spoken word poet who “who uses her art as a form of resistance to challenge various forms of Canadian state-sanctioned anti-blackness,” according to her Facebook page.

Black Lives Matters activist Sandy Hudson, acting as a spokeswoman for the group, told City News that the tweet shouldn’t be discussed. 

“This is extremely frustrating and emotional for me because we slept outside for two weeks to get somebody to care about death in our community and this is what you decided to focus on?” she said. “It’s very, very, very irresponsible.”