The leftwing, radical and well-funded Alaska Black Caucus just received a $25,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to launch a “targeted” voter outreach campaign.
Known for its support of Black Lives Matter protests, critical race theory and transgenderism, the Alaska Black Caucus plans to use the funds to increase voter participation among its target audience.
“The goal is to raise the level of involvement, participation, and enthusiasm through education, marketing, organization, and awareness,” the Alaska Black Caucus noted on social media. “This project is committed to informing targeted communities on the importance of the vote. It is an act, and it provides Black and BIPOC communities with a voice.”
The grant moneys will be spent on TV, radio, newspaper and social media ads tailored to black, indigenous and “people of color.”
The Alaska Black Caucus, which received millions through the Anchorage Assembly’s disbursement of American Rescue funds, relies on a coalition of activists who identify as a mix of marginalized racial, ethnic and sexual identities.
A flyer for the talk claimed, “Though some may view black history and LGBTQ+ history as totally independent entities, the reality is quite the opposite. Black queer activists have fueled countless social justice campaigns. And in turn, they have become important parts of black liberation movements.”
In the wide-ranging discussion, Alaska Black Caucus President/CEO Celest Hodge Growden spoke with a black, cross-dressing Fairbanks activist, M.C. MoHagani Magnetic. The duo talked about how black, queer activists and drag queens contributed to the civil rights movement.
The 47-year-old Magnetic recounted his two divorces and his decision to start cross-dressing as a woman at age 36.
Growden listened attentively as Magnetic explained how he rejected the Christianity of his family.
He also lamented the fact that critical race theory was having a hard time getting a foothold in some public schools, and chastised parents who aren’t open to their kids identifying as a member of the opposite sex.
At one point, Magnetic claimed that one’s age and sexual orientation are “flexible” and could change at any time. He then praised the fact that young people are increasingly claiming various sexual identities and personal pronouns, some even identifying as fictional avatars.
The discussion also veered into criticism of members of the black community who are not fully on board with LGBTQ identities.