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It takes a real change agent to stand up for all Black people’s rights, not just Black men

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All around the world, people are chanting, “Black lives matter!”

Fast-food companies now tweet a phrase once seen as a dirty term that would incite anger in even the most “polite” racists. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., renamed Lafayette Square Black Lives Matter Plaza, conveniently located mere footsteps away from the White House, which currently houses Donald Trump.

As more corporations and businesses throw support behind BLM, we have to determine who is legitimately committed to racial justice and who is in this for a quick payday. Is the real Colin Kaepernick in the former or the latter? …

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