Black Lives Matter
Vision For Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice (Flickr.com)
On August 1, 2016, Black Lives Matter activists published "Vision For Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice," a set of issues comprising the platform, goals, and top priorities of the movement. The policy positions debuted days after the close of the Democratic National Convention. The ideas reflected a collaboration of more than 50 organizations interested in the amelioration of conditions of black people. The platform's broad categories are: End the War on Black People, Reparations, Invest-Divest, Economic Justice, Community Control, and Political Power. Among the policy ideas that emanated from "Vision for Black Lives" including the demilitarization of the police, reparations for slavery, and the end to the privatization of public schools.