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On #BlackLivesMatter:
Perhaps the most insidious assault on Black Lives Matter is that the protests have somehow caused violence against police. [...] The only thing Black Lives Matter has caused is a national conversation about police accountability.

"Black Lives Matter occupies an important space," Boston Globe, 1 September 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/09/01/the-message-black-lives-matter/EPjIfUd95BeSHyXGthJ9KM/story.html.

You’ll never see a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt [at a Republican convention].

"D.L. Hughley tells conservative: ‘You’ll never see a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt at a GOP convention’", DeadState, 2 May 2015, http://deadstate.org/d-l-hughley-tells-conservative-youll-never-see-a-black-lives-matter-t-shirt-at-a-gop-convention/.

There is no question that avoidable shootings and brutality of blacks in encounters with police merit activism and action by lawmakers. However, black lives matter before encounters with police.

Dr. Robert Ross,"Black lives matter long before police encounters", The Sacramento Bee, 26 December 2015, http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article51588975.html.

On Donald Trump:
[Student protesters] putting themselves out there so publicly, with their future on the line, is worthy of adult support.

"The kids are right to protest Trump", Los Angeles Times, 17 November 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-arellano-student-walkouts-20161117-story.html

Protesting might make you feel better, it might win a few battles and it might attract attention. I’m sorry if you are angry at “the establishment,” but you need to work for it and within it if you want it to change.

Anne Applebaum, "Advice from Europe for anti-Trump protesters", Washington Post, 16 November 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/11/16/advice-from-europe-for-anti-trump-protesters/?utm_term=.0b470a4ebdd3

We need to raise our voices, but we do not need to indulge in hate.

"Meet the Press - November 13, 2016", NBC News, 13 November 2016, http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-november-13-2016-n683211.