Colonial Legacies in Times of 'Black Lives Matter'

BLM around the world

2020 was the year America embraced Black Lives Matter as a movement, not just a moment

Erika D. Smith

Los Angeles Times


In this article, Erika D. Smith reflects on the conditions that make a moment - like the assassination of George Floyd - turn into a global movement against police violence and injustices sustained by racial hierarchies.

Image: Artists memorialized George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis policeman, with murals and other street art along Wilmington Avenue and 105th Street in Watts © Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times