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On #BlackLivesMatter:
So far it looks like the demonstrators are presenting a far more relevant, compelling and insightful analysis than the gaggle of pols now rushing to catch up with the society they nominally lead.

"Why 'black lives matter' matters", New York Daily News, 9 December 2014, http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-black-lives-matter-matters-article-1.2038331

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.

We've [black people] been through so much for so many centuries, and we shall overcome this too.
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
[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