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Open Letter to Progressives: You’re Doing It Wrong and It’ll Cost the Democratic Party

This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Officers were responding to a burglary call in Arlington when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot Taylor. (Angelo State University/AP Photo)
This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. (Angelo State University/AP Photo)

(Daily Kos) – Christian Taylor, 19. Amber Monroe, 20. Tyrone Harris, 18. Andre Green, 15.

Those are just a few of the black people murdered last weekend. I’m sorry that your pep rally was interrupted but WE ARE DYING BY THE DOZENS in the streets. Have some perspective.

When you posted about BLM activists having “no strategy;”
When you ranted about not understanding BLM activists’ tactics;
When you railed about how Bernie is “the BLM candidate;”
When you lectured BLM activists because they “are working against their own interests;”
Did you also post about the anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder and the Ferguson uprising?
Did you also rant about the 314 black people that have been killed by the police since August 2014?
Did you also rail about the 12 trans women killed this year, almost all of whom still haven’t seen any justice?
Did you also lecture other progressives about how their privilege and comfort comes at a cost to others?

Did you do anything at all that would have actually helped the movement? Or were you so focused on advancing your candidate that you missed the very real human impact of hearing “progressives” boo when confronted with Black Lives Matter in “their” space?

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