Salon Talk's Carrie Sheffield spoke with author D. Watkins and TheGrio's Natasha Alford about domestic and international manifestations of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Asked if activist and intellectual Dr. Cornel West's assertion that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is a "neoliberal disaster" is indicative of a mood among BLM protesters, Alford said West and other Jill Stein supporters "are capitalizing on that discontent with Hillary."
"We saw it ... throughout the DNC," Alford added, "with Bernie Sanders supporters still, to the very end were disappointed and not happy with the fact that he's ... putting his support behind Hillary Clinton."
Referring to the controversial Bill Clinton-era crime bill and recent police shootings of unarmed black men — two issues at the heart of BLM activism — Watkins said, "The system in place is obviously broken."
"You have these officers who are never held accountable for some of the crimes that they commit," he continued. "And, morally, they see nothing wrong."
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