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On #BlackLivesMatter:
The Black Lives Matter movement is "an awakening of the younger generation who are just tired of all of the lies and crimes overlooked by the powers that be."

Zeeshan Aleem, "Cornel West Talks About Endorsing Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump", Mic, 26 August 2015, http://mic.com/articles/124427/cornel-west-talks-about-endorsing-bernie-sanders-black-lives-matter-and-donald-trump.

Racial justice is not just our cause—it’s an American cause. And because of that, the movement will continue.

Brittany Packnett, "Black Lives Matter Isn’t Going Anywhere", Time, 18 January 2016, http://time.com/4178280/black-lives-matter-2016/.

The lives of Black queer and trans-folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum matter.

"Opinion: #BlackLivesMatter Will Continue to Disrupt the Political Process", Washington Post, 18 August 2015, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/08/18/opinion-blacklivesmatter-will-continue-to-disrupt-the-political-process/.

On Donald Trump:
People are upset and they're right to be upset. This is our country, and people have a right to have their voices heard.

"The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 11/10/2016", MSNBC, 10 November 2016, http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-11-10.

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

I think that people are saying, 'Mr. Trump, we have come too far in this country fighting discrimination and bigotry. We’re not going back. And if you’re going to continue that effort, you’re going to have to take us on.'

Susan Page , "Sanders backs Trump protests, questions Electoral College", USA Today, 13 November 2016, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/13/sanders-backs-trump-protests-questions-electoral-college/93767186/.