Q: Can you recommend some reading or sources regarding current presidential candidates’ thoughts and positions relative to Black Lives Matter (both support and critiques of their platforms/ideas/etc.)?
A: So, this is something you will just have to do on your own. This is not said to be dismissive of your question but, we are still over a year away from the election and the candidates are changing their platforms, positions, etc on an almost daily basis.
What we can do is offer some readings that folks are writing about the candidate pool, about policy and legislative changes.
I’m a young, black female, and I may not vote in this presidential election
By: Arielle Newton, August 18, 2015 (PBS Newshour)
Campaign Zero, launched by We the Protesters, is a reform platform with the goal to reduce all police violence in the US to zero.
Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights
By Clarence Jones, February 22, 2015 (Huffington Post)
This site does not support any political candidate, seriously none. Nor, does this site support any political party. That said, Bernie Sanders said something on point, and this message includes him. “No matter who is elected, that person will not be able to address the enormous problems facing the working families of our country. They will not be able to succeed because the power of corporate america, the power of wall street, the power of campaign donors is so great that no president alone can stand up to them. That is the truth. ”
So, instead of putting our hope in any president, let’s be the change. Let us be the ones to fight. Let us be the ones to break down white supremacy, and show that black lives matter, not just by our words but by our actions.