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African Studies | Asian Studies | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Eastern European Studies | International Relations | Peace and Conflict Studies | Politics and Social Change | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social Policy | Sociology
Race Relations, International, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Social Movement, Global
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a chapter-based and member-led organization created out of grief by three queer black women. This thesis examines the international impact of BLM. I conducted telephone interviews with activists and advocacy organizations who have organized activist networks and/or won struggles against institutional racism outside of the United States. These activists are located in Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, India, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Paris. I conclude that BLM has inspired the creation and supported the continued development of organizations advocating for national and transnational social and racial justice on a global scale. BLM in spite of its imperfections, is the "social justice yellow brick road" helping to build a path toward, what political activist Angela Davis conceptualizes as, "intersectionality of movements," or the joining of different struggles to strengthen each fight against oppression.
Binning, Arelle A., "How Black Lives Matter Has Influenced and Interacted with Global Social Movements" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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