Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Black Lives Matter - Is There an Age Gap?

Rev. Barbara Reynolds
I had the pleasure of speaking with veteran Civil Rights activist Rev. Barbara Reynolds, and Latara Jones of Black Women for Positive Change.  Listen below.

This blog is part of the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2015.  

As I am sure you know, the Black Lives Matter Movement was born as a response to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other Black people for whose deaths no one has been convicted. Some older African Americans, such as Rev. Barbara Reynolds, question their methods.  Latara Jones talks about the need for us to communicate across generations, and respect each other's experience and wisdom.

How can older and younger activists work together?  How can we take responsibiity for the violence in our homes and families?  Listen below.

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1 comment:

Anne Jennings said...

A very interesting discussion about a worthy topic. The Rev. Reynolds makes a very cogent comment that I wish more of the discussants had picked up on: that some of the members of the Black Lives Matter movement were putting messages of hate into the environment by saying "burn the pigs". I would have liked to hear from the others concerning their reactions to these chants: were they really messages of hate or were they just immediate reactions to the violence of the police? What should they have said instead?

All in all, a very interesting discussion. Thank you, Zhana.