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Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 21, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three women created the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.EJ“It broke my heart. I felt like I got punched in the gut,” said Opal Tometi, co-founder of the movement, during h...