Rodlyn-mae Banting: Why are white women the face of black and brown civil rights?

As I neared the southeast corner of Patterson Park on Saturday, June 30, the knot in my stomach had yet to untie itself. After days-long rumination over whether or not I should show up to the Baltimore Families Belong Together rally, I had finally settled on attending. But my qualms persisted. As I drew closer to the crowd, one thing became glaringly obvious: The sea of white was not merely a result of the organizers’ requested attire — I was in the minority. The range of protesters was narrow, with attendees differing more in age and poster design than in race and ethnicity. (Balt. Sun)

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