Black Lives Matter motion at a crossroads as Biden prepares to take workplace
By Tim Craig and Robert Klemko
Activist John Sloan III noticed the swell of White faces in Black Lives Matter protests after the killing of George Floyd in June and girded for the worst.
He acknowledged it was an indication of progress, proof that the Democratic institution was coming round to his trigger. However the 37-year-old lead organizer for the Black Lives Matter chapter in Detroit was fearful that the elevated assist would flip a trigger anchored in a grass-roots rebellion right into a commercialized, mainstream political motion. He voted for Joe Biden anyway.
“Joe Biden was not my first alternative. Not my second alternative. He was not my third alternative,” Sloan mentioned. “However I’m additionally a practical particular person, and I believe Biden goes to be higher than the Trump administration for me.”