Black Lives Matter and America’s long history of resisting civil rights protesters

Black Lives Matter activists have received plenty of criticism from political candidates and their supporters and surrogates. The majority of Americans haven’t embraced the activists’ message or strategies, either; fewer than a third of Americans said Black Lives Matter focuses on real issues of racial discrimination while 55 percent said the movement distracts from those issues. Elahi Izadi’s analysis draws parallels between this contemporary movement and the 1960s civil rights movement.

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