Monday, December 15, 2014

Young Activists vs. the Establishment - Notes on NAN, NAACP March -- (Journey for Justice) - Nov 28 - Dec. 5, 2014 & Notes on Inter-generational tensions NAN/NAACP & Youth Activists

An inter-generational schism has emerged in the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting (or so it is represented by most).  Why? What is happening here?  Implications for movements?

(--still compiling--)

NAACP Journey for Justice (Canfield Drive to Jefferson City, MO)

20141128: STL American: NAACP march starts tomorrow

20141210: STLA: Mother, daughter brave racist taunts...(pic, right).

20141211: STLA: NAACP completes Journey of Justice
In Rosebud, McFadyen-Ketchum said they encountered “hardcore” racism. “I really didn’t realize that people were that racist,” he said.

20141211: StL Public Radio on   Reaction to  march in Rosebud, MO 

20141212: STLA: NAACP in Justice for All march

Justice for All March (NAN) - Dec. 13, 2014
20141215: The Root: Sharpton responds to Criticism that his Movement [NAN, National Action Network] Excludes Younger Activists

“We came here knowing that our voices would be excluded from the program,” said Janessa Robinson, an organizer with D.C. Ferguson, the group of activists who rushed the stage. “We had to force them to give us a voice.”
Robinson dismissed the march as “an event and not a representation of the movement” and chided national civil rights leaders for refusing to acknowledge the activists who have largely been responsible for the near-daily protests taking place across the country in the wake of nonindictments by grand juries after the killings, by police, of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City.

20141213     Another March on Washington?....  Steven W Thrasher (Guardian)