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‘Black Lives Matter Is a Continuum of Black Protest Over Centuries’
Danielle Smith is a professor of African American studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
“For more than 400 years, Black people have expressed in countless ways that Black Lives Matter. ‘Black Lives Matter’ was articulated through the responses of the enslaved as they resisted sheer brutality; it was articulated through distorting of Black bodies in agony and the contorted expressions of anguish on their faces that connoted their humanity,” Smith writes for Truthout.org.
“Today, Black Lives Matter is a continuum of protest against systemic discrimination, against physical violence by the apparatus of the state, against economic violence, against environmental violence, against interpersonal violence and all forms of structural violence.”
To read her commentary in full, visit Truthout.org.
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