Black Activists Don’t Ignore Crime

By Lisa L. Miller, New York Times

While many conservative critics of Black Lives Matter complain that the movement should focus on violent crime in communities of color, this author notes: “countless grass-roots organizations — many of which were founded by bereaved black women — are doing remarkable work to prevent and reduce crime. They protest violence, testify at city council hearings, press for gun-control reform and collaborate with politicians, faith-based organizations and, yes, even the police.”

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