Thursday, January 21, 2016

Indigenous Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter

Like the Idle No More movement in Canada, the #BlackLivesMatter movement was founded by women. In response to the murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi issued a call to action for the Black community to address the anti-Black racism that manifested throughout the trail, one that seemed more interested in placing Trayvon on trial for his own murder, and that permeates throughout society.

More:  http://lastrealindians.com/indigenous-solidarity-with-blacklivesmatter-by-matt-remle/


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