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#BlackLivesMatter

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Last summer, I went door-knocking with members of Tucson SURJ to distribute signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Visiting over 20 homes and businesses, we talked with other white people about racism and white privilege to build solidarity for Black lives. In the following weeks, signs disappeared and were defaced. Several were modified to read "All Lives Matter", which ignores realities of anti-Black racism. Asserting that Black Lives Matter does not negate the value of other lives, it affirms the value of Black people's lives in order to create a just world for all of us.

—Leah Jo Carnine

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