New at Black Agenda Report 20 August 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Humiliates Itself, Katrina in the White Imagination

20 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter Performs a Self-Humiliation at Hillary Clinton’s Hands

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Hillary Clinton found it easy to reduce a #BlackLivesMatter delegation to “school children at an elementary civics class,” when they met with her last week. Clinton lectured the activists on the need to make demands on politicians, when all they wanted to do was talk about “what in your heart has changed that’s gonna change the direction of this country?” The #BLM set out on a path that leads inevitably to cooptation, and quickly arrived at public humiliation.

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