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"Despite this cultural and political climate, at least 71 percent of Black millennials feel they have the ability to make a difference through political participation. These young people of color are taking a stand on the issues that matter to them, according to research from The Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago. This is true both on a grassroots and electoral level. In 2012 the level of voter turnout for Black millennials was higher than that of white voters of the same age.
Whether it was the abolition of chattel slavery, the civil rights movements of the 1960,s or the current #BlackLivesMatter movement, progress has always been the product of the tenacity and solidarity between marginalized communities. There is still so much more work to be done and the urgency of these intersecting issues means that the resistance must be insistent."