The Obama administration is going to make a big move to make sure that the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t succeed in changing American culture.
The White House is considering a rule that would prohibit the wearing of Black pants at White House events, a White House official told CNN.
The rule would also prohibit people wearing Black pants on White House property, including the White Houses golf course, the Capitol and the Oval Office.
The move comes after a series of Black Lives Matters protests in recent weeks, including one at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In a statement Monday, the White Senate Office of Public Engagement said the rule would “ensure that White House officials, both in and out of government, have the confidence to conduct business in a manner that is respectful of all Americans.”
The rule is expected to go into effect next month.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the rule is still under development.
The announcement comes after several Black Lives Moms groups, including Black Lives United, staged a “die-in” outside the White Street Club in New York City.
It also comes after protesters took to the streets at the White house last month to protest police brutality.
In the wake of the demonstrations, President Obama vowed to address the issue of race at the next White House in October.
“There will be no room in this White House for hatred,” he said.
“We’ve got to get out of this country, stop being divided, and start bringing people together, he said in an address.
When you hear that so many of our countrymen are in their graves, knowing that we’ve had a gun violence problem here for years and years, that we have a gun problem that affects the lives of our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I believe it’s the responsibility of our government to make real change, he told the nation.