From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

These chains must be destroyed; this world must be remade.
—Recommended by Ivy

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

Title From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Publisher Haymarket Books
Title First Published 16 February 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 1608465624
ISBN-13 9781608465620
Publication Date 23 February 2016
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.

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