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Since the rise of the BLM movement, Garza has become a powerful and much-needed voice in the media. Here are a few examples of her poignant op-eds and commentary:
Trump: 100 days that shook the world – and the activists fighting back (The Guardian, April 23, 2017)
The first 100 days of President Donald Trump: how has my life changed? First of all, there was the mourning period. Not for me, but for my fellow citizens. I was just mad. And I wasn’t even maddest at the Trump voters.
I created #BlackLivesMatter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of my sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the crime he committed. It was a response to the anti-Black racism…
What happens following the presidency of Barack Obama, is a question many black people, including me, aren’t excited to think about. I have significant political differences with Obama and the Democratic Party. Yet I will join the legions of black people and people of color across this nation who wonder whether this is the last time we will ever see a black president in our lifetimes
I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to register my opposition to the new regime. Participating in the Women’s March — if you count satellite protests around the country, the largest one-day mobilization in the history of the United States — was both symbolic and challenging…
“All Politics Is Identity Politics”: Reckoning with Racial Justice In The Trump Era” (Vox, Feb. 9 2017)
During the Obama years, a new generation of racial justice activists emerged, elevating the needs and demands of people of color. Through acts like protesting against the officer-involved killings of black people, lobbying for unbiased treatment of children of color in schools, or tweeting about the lack of racial diversity in entertainment, advocates helped illuminate the vast inequalities that continue to plague communities of color across the country…
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