Protest Structures: Responses From Nigerians in the United States to Police Brutality and #BlackLivesMatter Protests

  title={Protest Structures: Responses From Nigerians in the United States to Police Brutality and \#BlackLivesMatter Protests},
  author={Doris E. Acheme and Ioana A. Cionea},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  pages={29 - 48}
This study examined how Nigerian immigrants communicated about, and got involved in, #BlackLivesMatter protests and/or advocacy due to racialized violence against Blacks in the United States during the summer of 2020. Using a qualitative open-ended questionnaire, a purposive sample of Nigerians (N = 70) was assembled. Constant comparative analysis revealed that communication about and participation in the BLM movement consisted of affective (feelings associated with protests), cognitive… 

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