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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Brookings: Bernie Sanders, black lives matter, and the political wisdom of holding allies accountable

The Brookings Institute just published an online article by Fellow Vanessa Williamson about the role of activism in enacting change.  I think that many strategies need to be employed, except violence. Interruption is one of them and has been used by AIDS activists, LGBT activists and Black Rights activists before #Black Lives Matters.

From Vanessa Williamson at Brookings:
Last Saturday, Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running to the left of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, was confronted at a rally in Seattle by members of the Black Lives Matter movement. The event followed a town hall meeting in Phoenix in July, at which Sanders and fellow Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley were interrupted by activists seeking greater attention for racial justice issues. Since then, a slew of articles have suggested that Black Lives Matter activists “err,” are getting it “wrong,” and even that they have been “remarkably dumb” in targeting Bernie Sanders.

Read the rest, here.

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