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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/.

The killings [of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling] by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by killings of police in Dallas, knocked the lazy certainty out of almost everybody.
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.

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/.

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.

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