#BlackBrunchNYC Highlights Current Racial Divide
A new protest and the social media hashtag #BlackBrunchNYC came to life Sunday (Jan 4). Organizers put a unique twist to the continued protests across the country to get others to understand black lives matter by peacefully demonstrating in popular brunch locations (and other “white spaces”) across midtown in New York City.
Reminiscent of sit-ins at lunch counters during the Civil Rights movement, the protesters demonstrated at heavily attended brunch locations in an effort to speak up and out against police brutality.
During the protests, participants read the names of blacks killed by police, citing “Every 28 hours, a black person in America is killed by the police.These are our brothers and sisters. Today and every day, we honor their lives.”
Violence nor destruction was involved in the protests, which also drew support from protesters on the West Coast as well, but many on Twitter took offense to the demonstrations, and a racially charged dialogue began on Twitter & Instagram.
Vixens, what's your thoughts on #BlackBrunchNYC? Flip the page to check for some of the trolling.
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