Black People Politics : So, this is a big deal: Black Lives Matter releases list of demands

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Posted By Allie Gross on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 3:14 PM




Black Lives Matter, a collective of over 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the nation, released a statement Monday morning with six platform demands and proposed solutions.

While the organization, which cropped up in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of African-American teen Michael Brown by law enforcement, has organized a number of rallies and protests over the past two years, this is the first time the organization has produced a cohesive list of policy recommendations and demands. This previous lack of tangibles was largely due to the fact that collective, for a long time, eschewed common hierarchical practices, favoring instead a decentralized approach.

The list of demands, which Thenjiwe McHarris, a member of the M4BL Policy Leadership team, told
Fusion has been over a year in the making, aim to focus the collective and position it as a leader in this era's civil rights movement.

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