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What’s next for Black Lives Matter?

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA

They’re three words in the simplest of sentences; an adjective, a noun as a subject and a verb.  They were supposed to make people aware of the sanctity of all life, particularly African-Americans.  They were introduced because blacks were the ones mostly being killed by police and the words Black Lives Matter were intended to be a reminder to law enforcement of their pledge to protect all citizens.  Yet over the course of just a few years, the words have managed to alienate many and effectively become something of a battle cry rallying the nation’s police forces against the movement, in expectations of violent insurrection.  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

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