The miseducation of Black Lives Matter as an organization goes to a whole new level.
A Baltimore city school teacher, Racheal Nash, wanted to design her Wells Fargo bank card with a Black Lives Matter logo to support the movement but the bank institution rejected the design. When she had called customer support to asked why they said they had a problem with using “antisocial” organizations on their cards.
According to the Washington Post, Nash, who is white, has supported the movement since the death of Freddie Gray.
“A lot of white people in Baltimore have really problematic views about race, and they feel like because I’m a white person I agree with them automatically,” Nash told the WaPost. “This is one way I can demonstrate regularly that I am not complicit in whatever their views are.”
Nash said when speaking to the customer service representative, one of the reasons why her design was rejected was because BLM offends people.
“As soon as I said ‘Black Lives Matter,’ [the customer service agent] said, ‘Oh, that’s why it got rejected.’ She said Wells Fargo ‘didn’t want to be associated with any antisocial or offensive organizations,’” she recalled.
Nash added: “She said that if ‘Black Lives Matter’ were on my card, it might offend people. She eventually reached a supervisor who repeated the original reasoning that it was “offensive and antisocial.”
“When I disagreed, she said, ‘Oh, it’s political,’” the 35-year-old teacher concluded.
A Wells Fargo spokesman said on Friday that it rejected Nash’s image due to company policy stating “prohibits political and trademarked or copyrighted images.”
“Wells Fargo respects individuals’ right to their opinions and causes, and when Wells Fargo rejects or approves an image, that’s not a reflection of Wells Fargo’s rejection or endorsement of the customer’s political view or cause,” the statement said.