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Available Expert - Black Lives Matter protests continue

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Queen's University race and racism expert Anita Jack-Davies is available to comment on the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

“Black Lives Matter protests in the United States ignited this past week in response to the police related shooting deaths of Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile of St. Anthony, Minnesota and the subsequent shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers by Micah Johnson, a lone gunman who was allegedly incensed by the recent shootings,” says Dr. Jack-Davies (Geography and Planning).

“What started as a twitter hashtag in response to the George Zimmerman acquittal in the Trevon Martin case in 2012 has developed into a full-blown grass-roots movement that captivates world-wide attention. Known for its ability to mobilize local citizens around the issue of police brutality, a key message of the chapter-based movement is the role that anti-black racism plays in how blacks experience the criminal justice system in both Canada and the United States.”

Dr. Jack-Davies is available for interviews as well as analysis on developments from each story. She is also available via Skype or Face Time.

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