he Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated by Norwegian member of parliament Petter Eide for “advancing a global push toward racial justice.” In his nomination announcement, Eide said, “there is actually a tradition for doing this, it’s a strong linkage between antiracism movements and peace, and a recognition that without this kind of justice, there will be no peace and stability in the society.”
Eide added, “Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice” and that “they have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.”
Tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor led to the Black Lives Matter movement taking to the streets in protests. Many of the protests turned violent, deadly, and resulted in the devastation and damage of millions of dollars’ worth of property, both private and public.
Eide stated he was impressed with the marches and the Black Lives Matter’s ability to “mobilize people from all groups of society, not just African-Americans, not just oppressed people.” Eide also believes the movement deserves the award because it “has been a broad movement in a way which has been different from their predecessors.”
Just one look into Eide’s past nominations may be indication of how flattered one should be to receive his nomination. Eide is a member of Norway’s Socialist Left Party, and has nominated so-called human rights activists from Russia and China for the prize.