‘The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart’ by Alicia Garza is about one of the ladies who created BLM. I gave this book a try but this book really wasn’t for me.
Alicia does bring up some good points about history and how certain politicians and activists didn’t help any cause but their own.
I was surprised that there was no mention of the prison reform bill that the Trump administration pushed for.
No real mention of where BLM intends to go from here or how they would tackle a problem area like say Chicago. I really would like to have seen a comment on the black on black crime and ways of dealing with this.
The only thing I found very interesting is that DeRay Mckesson took credit for co-creating BLM. Which is not the case at all. He seems to have enjoyed riding the coat tails of this group and really never explained he was just an activist and had nothing to do with creating BLM.
As explained in the book this is like Alyssa Milano taking credit for the #METOO moment. But once its been presented in the press its hard to correct it. Also shows me that the press no longer tries to find the truth before publishing anything.
Side note: I was sorry to read about Alicia’s mothers diagnosis and her passing away at such an early age.