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Will the Black Lives matter movement create lasting change? Show more Show less

There’s no question that the wave of protests against police violence and racial injustice across the country has had a tremendous impact. “It’s different this time” has been a frequent sentiment among historians, activists and other experts. Is it too early to tell?

Yes, the #BLM Protests will create lasting change Show more Show less

It's different this time: while modern U.S. history has no shortage of social movements, today’s effort is more focused and universal.
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There is a clear set of proposals to defeat systemic racism

“The protesters who have turned out over the past week also seem to be more aware of structural racism in the past, and prepared to combat it. Many seem to recognize that the criminal justice system is just one part of a panorama of structures of oppression across this country, from the criminalization of the poor to widespread, unequal access to housing, nutritious food, employment, environmental safety, health care, clean air, water and citizenship.” — Peniel E. Joseph, Politico
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