BLM on the precipice.

Author:Jurrist, Lawrence
Position:THE CONVERSATION - Letter to the editor

In Moment's recent cover story, K.B. Frazier, an African-American Jewish resident of St. Louis, says, "What I object to is creating divisions in a movement that has been built on solidarity. This is how movements die." Indeed. #BLM is hovering on that precipice. There was a crucial moment when Ferguson, the death of Eric Garner and other outrages caused the spontaneous upwelling of #BLM demonstrations to resonate with broad swaths of the American public, even people who would not normally describe themselves as activists. And then, unfortunately, the usual suspects--Angela Davis, Cornel West, Alice Walker (was Louis Farrakhan busy?)--hijacked the movement and painted it into a...

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