Black Lives Matter

The F.B.I.'s Dangerous Crackdown on 'Black Identity Extremists'

Khaled A. Beydoun and Justin Hansford
New York Times
The 12-page report, prepared by the F.B.I. Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit in August, and later made public by foreignpolicy.org, both announces the existence of the “Black Identity Extremist” movement and deems it a violent threat, asserting that black activists’ grievances about racialized police violence and inequities in the criminal justice system have spurred retaliatory violence against law enforcement officers.

We Get It. It’s Harvey Weinstein’s News Cycle. But What About Our Black Girls?

Ida Harris
The Root
Apparently, the victimization of young black girls is not newsworthy enough for the mass media or the court of public opinion to be engrossed or enraged at Weinstein levels. Both treat the sexual assault of black girls as if it were hardly news at all. The predatory sexualization of young black girls is so ubiquitous, it is damn near an accepted social and cultural norm.

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