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Black Lives Matter: A Challenge to Power

Source: New Internationalist

Black Lives Matter and a new generation of activism has the potential to reawaken the global fight for black liberation.

‘I’m eight years old, I’m unarmed and I have nothing that will hurt you.’ Ariel has rehearsed this line. She looks into the camera as she says it, holding her hands up, her feet dangling from her chair. Her father, who sits beside her, explains that, at home, they practise how to deal with the police.

During the short video, other black American parents describe how they teach their children ways to react to the police, which include how to try to stay alive when confronted with the people paid to protect them. read more