‘We Are Demanding Change,’ Says Black Activist Tamika Mallory
Since the death of African American George Floyd on May 25, 2020 while in police custody, racial tensions across the United States are rising. People are turning years of grief, frustration, and inequality into action, and taking to the streets to protest.
Tamika Mallory, activist and one of “Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People” of 2017, and Marc Lamont Hill, activist and host of BET News, join Dr. Phil on Wednesday’s episode to share their thoughts about the recent events.
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“I think there is an incredible resistance movement that is happening across this country, and it’s no longer just a black march or a black issue,” Mallory tells Dr. Phil. “We have come to a point, a boiling point, where people are no longer willing to ask for, to beg for change. We are demanding change.”
“There are moments in history where we have to respond to systems of injustice,” Hill adds. “People certainly want justice in this case … but people want more than that. They want a sense of possibility that this current moment can be different.”
Hear more of their candid discussion -- including how white people can help – in the video above.
On Wednesday, Dr. Phil leads a discussion with prominent members of the Black community, including national civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt and Congresswoman Karen Bass.
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