Carvell Wallace, “Trying to Parent My Black Teenagers Though Protest and Pandemic,” New York Times Magazine, June 21, 2020.
These Kids Are Done Waiting for Change
In less than a week, six Nashville teen girls created a march that drew 10,000 peaceful protesters and gave hope to a whole city
Around the world protesters organized as #HandsUpWalkOut marched with hands up, as witnesses said Jackson did before he was shot. A second grand jury failure to indict a white policeman for killing a black man occurred soon after in New York City regarding a police chokehold on Eric Garner resulted in his death. In response marches were held around the country (New York City, Oakland), carrying banners stating “Black Lives Matter,” “”Demilitarize the Police,” “Stop Racist Police Brutality,” “Another Killer Cop Goes Free.” “Die in’s” were held to protest Brown’s body being left for four hours on the street in New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, etc, as seen in photos.[i] High schools discussed the issues drawing from sites such as TeachableMoment.org and Facing History and Ourselves, and #FergusonSyllabus.[i]
[i] Jamilah King, “Thousands Nationwide march for Eric Garner,” Color Lines News for Action, December 4, 2014.