Moving beyond the rhetoric: a comment on Szetela’s critique of the Black Lives Matter movement

  title={Moving beyond the rhetoric: a comment on Szetela’s critique of the Black Lives Matter movement},
  author={F. Rojas},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1407 - 1413}
  • F. Rojas
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
ABSTRACT Adam Szetela criticizes Black Lives Matter for being a movement with extremely broad and unrealistic goals. If attention is restricted to what movement leaders say, then the criticism has merit. However, academic researchers have uncovered a wide range of the movement’s outcomes, suggesting that Szetela’s analysis is incomplete. I briefly argue that Black Lives Matter may have notable cultural and political impacts. I also argue that, contra Szetela, that the movement has the… Expand
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