Black Lives Matter Activists Respond to Trump Victory with Fear, Violence, Resolve

Deray McKesson and @ladygaga
Black Lives Matter activists expressed shock, anger, fear, and defiance on social media after the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, demonstrating that the radical leftists behind the Black Lives Matter movement view the election as a setback but far from the end of their work in dividing the country. Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza wrote on Facebook: It’s ok to feel. This is scary shit and I’m scared too. Defiant, but scared. It’s ok to bypass these half ass election analyses and self righteous rants. If you can connect to your humanity today, do it. We gonna need it. For real. Before the election results were known, activists like Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors were already digging in for the work of fighting for leftists causes. On the eve of the election myself and Janaya Khan are teaching our Organizing for Change class. I really appreciate being able to study and continue to develop a political analysis that is about deepening theory for the sake of practice. Praxis. Then in a separate post, Cullors was defiant. We ain’t going out like this. Another well-known face in Black Lives Matter is Shaun