‘Black Lives’ Without Mainstream Support

Can #BlackLivesMatter survive without the support of the mainstream media etc.?

In the US, I cannot think of a social movement that has been successful without being palatable to a wide audience. Black Lives Matter is being hurt by some of its proponents who have conflated pro-Black sentiment with anti-White hate rhetoric.

Still, I agree that there has to be a line drawn between Black lives and ‘all lives.’ As it is with most things, it is not what you do, its how you do it. If Black Lives Matter expects to make any traction they will have to tone down the hateful rhetoric, and make peace with the mainstream.

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