<img src="http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2015/08/20/BOOKS_between_world_me_t180.jpg?next370a03faaa4bde2115f371a02430eb3e6a451be5″ width=’250px’ alt='”Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ align=’left’ /> We are unnerved because the fact that we are aware and the fact that we protest does not prevent them from occurring again. One recurring observation of Asims throughout the lecture an interview format with KU African and African-American studies professor Clarence Lang was that the black experience is no longer a binary struggle, or simply black versus white. Im more comfortable saying black communities in the United States than the black community, Asim said. The Black Lives Matter movement has exercised creative disruption of traditional models of activism and illustrated what it means to be black, he said. For example, Asim said, many faces of the movement are black queer women. He said the Black Lives Matter movement has drawn in people of other races, too whites included. There are overlapping areas of struggle in which change is demanded, he said. In another example, the hashtag #carefreeblackgirl is tied to social media posts by black women enjoying the lighter side of life, but Asim said some other black women condemn the hashtag as superficial when there are serious and painful issues to be addressed. Asim also cited “The Cosby Show.” why not try hereWhen the show was running, many black people condemned the Huxtable familys life as unrealistic, Asim said. But he disagreed, saying hed sat in college classes with plenty of affluent blacks and that they were just as black as the less affluent.
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