It hasn’t escaped my notice that it were women who led the #ReclaimMLK march and rally yesterday. Was there even a male speaker?
If I remember correctly, #BlackLivesMatter was founded by three women who were previously successfully influential in the LGBT fight against federal discrimination. If true, then it doesn’t surprise me if #BlackLivesMatterSacramento is cut from the same cloth.
I’m not saying that gender is the factor. However, it should be duly noted that the success of BLM is being achieved by women in power. It could have easily happened with men in charge, sure. BUT it didn’t. I don’t think we’re being shut out. I think we’re just not stepping up. Regardless, we are in good hands. I witnessed greatness in leadership yesterday. I’m excited that we’ll see more of that greatness going forward.