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Takiyah Thompson: ‘The struggle is not an event. It’s a lifetime commitment’ | The Herald Sun

14.9.17

Takiyah Thompson: ‘The struggle is not an event. It’s a lifetime commitment’ | The Herald Sun: “What I did and what the people of Durham did has really pushed history forward in the face of racism, in the face of repression and in the face of people who are emboldened by racist symbols,” said Thompson, a student at N.C. Central University who turns 23 Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Thompson and others took to downtown streets again. They called for the charges to be dropped against those arrested after recent protests. They called for toppling other Confederate statues as well as prisons, police departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which they said all contribute to systemic racism.


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