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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.

While the protests are promising and necessary, they are also insufficient. A deeper phase of work is needed.

"Time to turn protests into change", CNN, 4 December 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/03/opinion/liu-meaning-ferguson-protests/.

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:
The wave of protests last night spoke an undeniable truth: The Donald Trump administration will witness the rebirth—with its precursors in the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrants rights movement of 2006-07, the Occupy movement and the overwhelming youth support for Bernie Sanders—of a su
The struggle is not a struggle that lasts one day or a few weeks or a few years. It is a struggle of a lifetime.

Jonathan Mattise, "John Lewis to Anti-Trump Protesters: 'Never Become Bitter'", ABC News, 18 November 2016, http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/john-lewis-anti-trump-protesters-bitter-43647013.

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.