A genuine left does not focus on issues of identity without bringing it back to the common denominator which keeps us all down: class. This is what scares the ruling class – a movement for a new and better future rooted in the issues that bring people together; not wedge issues that further divide the people amongst ourselves.
There is a reason that large and powerful corporations have pledged millions of dollars to BLM. They are betting on BLM and BLM-esque demands and tactics being the hegemonic discourse on the “left”. They want a toothless movement that asks for slight tweaks in capitalism’s more morbid and blatant externalities.
That is, they are fine with a few more black members of the ruling class, but over their dead bodies will the workers have any more power – no matter their color, sexual orientation, or religion.