The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea.

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Lebron, Christopher J. The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp.216, ISBN: 0190601345.

This book presents a condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Hence, the author clarifies what it means to assert that "Black Lives Matter" when faced with contemporary instances of anti-black law enforcement, and illuminates the crucial difference between the problem signaled by the social media hashtag and how one may think about how to address the problem. Also, the book argues...

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