Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter (So Does White Support)

On-air date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015
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Through a series of dramatic demonstrations across the country, the Black Lives Matter movement has raised awareness of the troubled relationship between police and African-Americans here in the Twin Cities and across the nation. Polls show that more white Americans are now aware that unjustified acts of police directed at African-Americans do occur. At the same time, as has often happened when African-Americans and other oppressed groups organize to assert their rights, a backlash has emerged.

One striking feature of the Black Lives Matter movement has been the multi-racial composition of its demonstrations. Clearly, there are many whites and members of other ethnic communities who support the movement. But beyond marching, what role can allies play?