Black Lives Matter in 2021: Where the movement might go

A Black Lives Matter mural in Venice, California. What’s next for the movement in 2021? Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

2020 was a year when this country stared down ugly truths about systemic racism in law enforcement, health care, schools, and book publishing. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Dijon Kizzee reignited the Black Lives Matter movement. It first formed in 2013 after the killing of Trayvon Martin. Now where is it headed?

Credits

Guests:

  • Peniel Joseph - historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - @PenielJoseph
  • Melina Abdullah - professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA and an organizer of the Black Lives Matter movement - @DocMellyMel