We meet Slim again in Atlanta, where the whites have passed laws "for to keep all de niggers from laughin' outdoors": When told about this rule on his arrival in Atlanta, he feels he is going to explode with laughter. He barely has time to skip past the queue waiting outside the phone booth and to dash inside--after dragging out the Negro who was there already. He laughs for hours on end, and the Negroes waiting in the lengthening queue groan in anguish as they wait their turn.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. But this wave of anti-Trump protests has a recent predecessor: Activists involved in nationwide protests against police violence and systemic anti-black racism have remained a fixture in the media since the death of year-old Michael Brown.
The Huffington Post spoke with six black activists to find out how they see activism evolving under the Trump administration, what advice they have for new protesters and more.
A medley of their thoughts, edited for length and clarity, follows below. How do you think activism will change now that Republicans are in power?
We will not allow hate and fear to rob us of our identity or our way of life. You will also see an increase in police presence and possible martial law. Today, when we did a rally, they had helicopters hovering over us.
Law enforcement is taking more precautions to intimidate, and also protect, citizens. This is an entirely new fight with old systems.
Organizing around this type of overt hate, and increased autonomy for police and security forces, means that organizers across movement spectrums must find each other.
We cannot organize in silos, or we will be out-organized by white supremacy. For them, there is an already existing network of coalitions and organizations ready to give them marching orders.
I also think that Movement for Black Lives organizers will continue to get more strategic around direct action tactics as well as messaging.
It is these black women whom we should listen to and learn from as we move forward. However, it is going to take much more than mobilization to win this fight.
We have the incredible task of using 20th-century models of resistance while also creating 21st-century ones that accurately reflect the times we are in. Organizing across movements, the development of networks and information-sharing between groups are central to winning this in the long haul.
We need real political power. While protests and marches have their place in the movement, we need to build and consolidate power to ensure lawmakers committed to true democracy and equitable treatment under the law for all people are encouraged to run and are elected.
Furthermore, we need thousands of people to start showing up when black people are killed by police in the same numbers that folks are showing up at these airport protests. I would also hope that folks practice deep solidarity with folks in their communities across political lines if possible.
What lessons do you think those currently protesting Trump will take away? We must find a way to abolish the systems that oppress those groups [that] are the most vulnerable It will resonate with those who have taken freedom and beliefs for granted and those who want our country to remain civil and free.
They will contribute any amount of support to all causes that they feel will affect them personally, socially and professionally. My assumption is that soon we will commit to an increasingly more layered strategy that incorporates a proactive approach to movement and power building.
For those who are newly organized and activated, they may walk away from protest feeling eager to find new ways to engage in dissent and demand real democracy.
When they do, Black Lives Matter will be ready to receive them. The NoBanNoWall movement has seen large numbers of protesters because of BlackLivesMatter protesters displaying nonviolent civil disobedience, and the next movement after this one will be even bigger.
As a society, we are learning how to listen to those affected by racism, homophobia and hatred. The more we listen, the more we learn, the more we are inspired to put an end to it.
When Muslim folks are targeted in my community, it impacts all of us. When Latinx folks are deported from my community, it impacts all of us.
When Black people are killed by police, it impacts all of us. When trans women are brutalized in the street, it impacts all of us. What advice do you have for activists opposing the Trump administration?
There are many who have done the work before us. Their work should be studied and applied as necessary to the work we are doing now. For example, Trump signed an order banning Muslims in America, the land of the free, home of the brave.
That seems unreal, but it happened. The best way to prepare for Trump is to be organized and dedicated to resistance, because that is the only thing that will allow us to maintain a good grip on society. Looking at sustainable practices and organizing over mobilizing will be incredibly important.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
Huge US anti-racist protests herald new movement. Danny Katch. New York.
and New York City--where the white police officers who murdered Mike Brown and Eric Garner in broad daylight are free today after grand juries decided not to indict them. But that's a necessary part of rebuilding the struggle against racism and injustice in the U.
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Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin - Alfredo Alvarez, student @ Miami University. Start studying GWSS Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Led protest against Miss America pageant. Founder of NY Radical Women (NYRW). laws have maintained racism and racist practices.
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what the hell is up with all the anti-white racism coming from the left recently?
Its beyond disgusting and insulting. (self The VAST majority of Trump supporters are against racism in any way. permalink; embed; or how they should "really do it next time" (in regards to intentionally starting violence at their next protest).
Hell, I see.