The Girls’ Room Recap: 7 Lessons We Learned From #MGFerguson

3. On respectability politics

Darakshan Raja (@darakshanraja): One of the most inspirational things about what I see right now is this absolute rejection of respectability politics. And so many of the youth that I heard, who were out there protesting, completely were clear that the issue was white supremacy, that the problem was structural — that it wasn’t about how much education someone has, but actually this very beautiful framing that black lives matter.