From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
ISBN-10 1608465624
ISBN-13 9781608465620
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Haymarket Books
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The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists In this stirring and insightful analysis activist and scholar Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment In this context she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation

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