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On #BlackLivesMatter:
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/.

Black lives matter, especially now, because there’s a fear in these communities that, you know, justice isn’t working for them. But it’s about balance. [...] The community has to understand the challenges of police, and the police have to understand the challenges of the community.”

Alex Griswold, "John Kasich: ‘Black Lives Matter, Especially Now’", Mediaite, 13 August 2015, http://www.mediaite.com/tv/john-kasich-black-lives-matter-especially-now/

While the media long ago moved on, the protests have persisted, entering their late, decadent phase of self-indulgent triviality.

"The Ferguson Farce", National Review, 21 October 2014, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/390782/ferguson-farce-rich-lowry.

On Donald Trump:
Americans are demonstrating against me "because they don’t know me."

"President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes", CBS News, 2016 November 13, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-donald-trump-family-melania-ivanka-lesley-stahl/.

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/.

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