Lex Scott joined the Black Lives Matter movement when Michael Brown was slain by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and she helped bring the movement to Utah, she said in an emotional goodbye video on the Black Lives Matter Facebook page.
She is stepping down more than a month after posting a controversial post on social media against the American flag.
She is around 38-40 years old.
Lex Scott Controversial Facebook Post
Lex Scott, the group’s president and president of the Utah Black History Museum, announced her resignation on the group’s Facebook page on Sunday. Scott also states that she and her family have “located to another state.”
Scott claims she has been posting videos on TikTok for a year in the hopes of being recruited by recruiters in other states so she may relocate.
She goes on to add that in the previous month, she has “received death threats like a flood.” Someone “attempted to get over my fence,”Scott says, noting that “this is not new.”
Scott said, “The exhaustion of being on defense had worn on me,”
“I also was not prepared to have someone hurt my family…This life of staying in hotels all the time when a death threat comes in. The massive security procedures that became a part of daily life. Moving my daughter’s bedroom to avoid a pipe bomb being thrown through her window. This is not life.”
Scott does not disclose where she and her family have relocated, but she claims they have moved to an all-Black city.
Scott added, “I have always felt ugly in Utah. Here, people stop to compliment me. They call me beautiful. They say that I am pretty,”
“I will miss Mount Olympus. I will miss your faces. I will miss yelling at police. I will miss the CAG. I will miss striking fear into the hearts and souls of racists. I will miss the change that we make. I will miss the fun we have had.”
On July 4, Scott and the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter, which is not affiliated with the larger Black Lives Matter movement, were chastised for suggesting that those who fly the American flag are “racist.”
The post read, “When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred,”
Scott told ABC4 that she had no regrets about the post, which rapidly garnered attention on social media. Scott added, “I don’t take it back because some of us live in a different America…we really do. We don’t have the same experience as the people who are flying that [flag],”
The tweet received a lot of attention from all throughout Utah, including from the NAACP and Governor Spencer Cox. NAACP said, “The flag stands for all the people who have lived and served to bring about the best of the American Experience, that all people are created equal,”
“Real American Patriots have stood for equality and justice for all. While we recognize that the history of our nation is marked with both failures and successes in the treatment of minorities, we know the way forward starts with respect and togetherness for all Americans.”
Who Is The New Black Lives Matter Utah President?
Rae Duckworth has been named as new President of Black Lives Matter Utah, while Mario Mathis has been named President of the Utah Black History Museum, according to Scott.
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