Black Lives Matter didn’t come to save us, they came to hijack what we started, transform the fight for justice and black liberation to an embrace of intersectionality and use our cause to fund their cause…<br><br>”One thing that was troubling is that a lot of people who were not from St. Louis came to represent Ferguson. Some of them had good intentions, but they were raising money, collecting resources, for a greater protest movement. None of that went to the black people from St. Louis who rose up from the beginning and who were doing the work that went on night after night. People thought, “There’s a protest in August, there’s a protest in October,” but there was one every night for months. People lost their jobs, people lost their wages. We ended up with nothing, while a lot of people made a handsome profit.<br><br>There’s no St. Louis chapter of Black Lives Matter for that reason. Many feel that Black Lives Matter exploited the situation, whether they intended to or not, and left with the money. ” – Sarah Kendzior

Black Lives Matter didn't come to save us, they came to hijack what we started, transform the fight for justice and black liberation to an embrace of intersectionality and use our cause to fund their cause...

"One thing that was troubling is that a lot of people who were not from St. Louis came to represent Ferguson. Some of them had good intentions, but they were raising money, collecting resources, for a greater protest movement. None of that went to the black people from St. Louis who rose up from the beginning and who were doing the work that went on night after night. People thought, “There’s a protest in August, there’s a protest in October,” but there was one every night for months. People lost their jobs, people lost their wages. We ended up with nothing, while a lot of people made a handsome profit.

There’s no St. Louis chapter of Black Lives Matter for that reason. Many feel that Black Lives Matter exploited the situation, whether they intended to or not, and left with the money. " - Sarah Kendzior

All the Disquiet on the Midwestern Front

In “The View From Flyover Country,” Sarah Kendzior examines the struggles of disenfranchised, overworked, and underpaid Americans
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