Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Platform (& Resources)

An umbrella of over 50 BLM organizations released a platform calling for racial justice, titled “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice.” [i] The website includes many position briefs including a section on “An Immediate End to the Criminalization and Dehumanization of Black Youth Across All Areas of Society Including, but Not Limited to, Our Nation’s Justice and Education Systems, Social Service Agencies, Media, and Pop Culture.” Part of its global intersectionality, the platform supported the Palestinian struggle against the “apartheid state” of Israel, along with the BDS movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel.

[i] https://policy.m4bl.org

US athletes support Black Lives Matter

Olympic athletes and other well-known women professional players added their support for BLM, as when soccer star Megan Rapinoe signaled her support for Colin Kaepernick by also kneeling during the national anthem at a game, rather than standing, to protest police violence against black people. She linked racism with discrimination against white lesbians like her. Women basketball players created what they called a “disruption” by refused to answer reporter’s post-game questions unless they were about BLM.[i]

[i] Chuck Modiano, “Megan Rapinoe is Latest White Woman to Support Colin Kaepernick, but White Men Remain Silent,” New York Daily News, September 5, 2016.



Two young women, co-founders of Black Lives Matter in Seattle, took over the mic at a Bernie Sanders rally

Two young women, co-founders of Black Lives Matter in Seattle, took over the mic at a Bernie Sanders rally shown on video.