Black Lives Matters

Black Lives matter

Black Lives Matter and the right to protest?

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Christian Chun
09/06/2020
6 minutes to read

The reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests are an indications of the structural racism in the US, says Christian Chun.

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Racism in the US

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Racism is not a new thing in the US. Racism and anti-racist struggle are a crucial part of the history of the US. Understanding that history and how it plays in contemporary politics and society is thus a must. From blacklivesmatters to the lindy Hopp. 

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Activism in the digital age

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Activism has changed in the digital age. Social movements and activists need media. Counter movements use their own and mass media to mobilise and to have impact.