Black Lives Still Must Matter, Even After Dallas

By Kai Wright, The Nation

It is possible to mourn the lives of the five police officers who were killed in Dallas and still protest the ongoing violence committed against African Americans by law enforcement. The Dallas attacks are yet another reminder of the violence inherent in American culture — the same violence that allows black lives to be taken without repercussions. As Wright points out, “Nothing about the horrific events in Dallas last night changes the reality that brought hundreds of people out to march in the first place, any more than the assassination of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in 2014 changed the fact that Eric Garner’s killing was a crime against humanity. It is still sadly necessary to remind the nation and our law enforcement that black lives matter.”

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