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What Black Lives Matter can learn from the 1960s struggle for Civil Rights

Clayton, Dewey M. (2018) What Black Lives Matter can learn from the 1960s struggle for Civil Rights. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

For the past five years, the Black Lives Matter movement has attempted to tackle the systemic racism present in the US which dehumanizes and devalues the lives of its black citizens. Dewey M. Clayton writes that Black Lives Matter has a number of important parallels and differences with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Using evidence from a content analysis of the New York Times he argues that Black Lives Matter can take lessons from the Civil Rights Movement in order to reframe its grievances and achieve mainstream political acceptability and then change at a national scale.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/13/what-b...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 10:27
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91573

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