Celeb Stoner reviews that MassCann chair Samson Racioppi resigned from the board throughout an emergency assembly on July 1. He just lately organized an anti-Black Lives Matter rally in Boston.
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MassCann organizes the Boston Freedom Rally every September in Boston Common.
On June 27, Racioppi (prounounced “Ra-shop-ee”) spoke at a “Restore Sanity” rally in Boston that supported the police with Blue Lives Matter indicators (watch clip beneath). “No people on this side believe that black lives don’t matter,” he mentioned on the rally the place protestors confronted off.
“We believe that all lives matter,” Racioppi instructed the group. “We believe in the rule of law. What you want is to destroy the rule of law. You think this is a Marxist revolution. It’s not going to happen. You will not succeed. We don’t support all law enforcement. We support good law enforcement. We believe when bad things happen to good people the law has to take control.”
Racioppi can also be as “grassroots organizer” of the group Super Big Happy Fun, which promotes the Straight Pride Parade in Boston.
“Super Happy Fun America is committed to creating spaces for people of all identities to embrace the vibrancy of the straight community,” the web site states. “We believe that true diversity is only possible when people of all sexual orientations are free to celebrate their lifestyles.”
He’s described on the location as follows:
“Samson mobilizes the masses to boldly take a stand for marginalized communities including straights. It is his opinion that through hard work and determination, a Super Happy Fun America can be achieved in his lifetime!”
Racioppi had been beforehand faraway from the MassCann board for his involvement with the Straight Pride Parade, however was voted again on.
At the emergency assembly, Zoomed on Facebook Live, Racioppi was charged with harming the group by permitting Nazis to seem with him on the Restore Sanity rally. He defended that by saying he couldn’t cease them from being there. But many of the board members have been fed up with Racioppi and the issues he dropped at the group. Upon a second request, he agreed to resign.
Racioppi had an ally in Bill Flynn, MassCann’s embattled president, who acquired a vote of no confidence from the board for bullying behavoir and dictatorial management. His effort to kabosh Black Lives Matter from being a part of the Educational Village program on the September 19 Freedom Rally, if it takes place, was counter-productive, a number of board members complained. Plus, Flynn tried to stop the July 1 assembly from going down. Now, it’s as much as the membership (about 100 individuals) to vote him out.
MassCann has work to do. With Racioppi jettisoned and Flynn more likely to observe, they need to get replaced with individuals of coloration. Currently, the seven-person board is white.