From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Author
Police murders of Black people no longer go unnoticed in the public eye and the violence of racism can no longer be ignored or brushed aside with the illusion of a postracial society. This continued visibility—an an increasing trend of real life results—is largely the work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that was formed in response to the 2014 murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City. BLM led a community uprising that has made major waves, changing our country forever for the better. This book, by activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, looks at history and current events to pinpoint the damage of systemic racism, through the lens of police violence, economic discrimination, and mass incarceration. Brilliantly and thoroughly researched, this book shows us a devastating history in stories, facts, and figures, and points the way towards a more liberated future.
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