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Not a moment but a movement? A debate about #BlackLivesMatter




Protesters march through the streets demanding better racial equality May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Protesters march through the streets demanding better racial equality May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Black Lives Matter has been back in the news again this month after some of its activists protested and eventually shut down a community meeting with Mayor Garcetti in South LA.

Some members of the black community have since come forward to condemn the group’s tactics and say it doesn’t  speak for them. But the moment is raising a question about what Black Lives Matter currently is. Is it a national movement, with unified goals? Or is it a disparate slogan that can be reduced to hashtag activism? We hear from members of the group and its critics about its past, present and future goals.

Guests:

Alex Altman, Washington Correspondent for TIME magazine, where he’s been covering Black Lives Matter, he co-wrote the cover story for TIME about Black Lives Matter

Jody Armour, Roy P. Crocker professor of law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he specializes in the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law

Joe Hicks, Vice President of Community Advocates, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates innovative approaches to human relations and race relations in Los Angeles city and county; He is former Executive Director of the L.A. City Human Relations Commission (1997 - 2001) under Mayor Richard Riordan