Marissa Johnson, left, speaks as Mara Jacqueline Willaford holds her fist overhead and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands nearby as the two women take over the microphone at a rally in downtown Seattle. The women are co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter.
Marissa Johnson, left, speaks as Mara Jacqueline Willaford holds her fist overhead and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands nearby as the two women take over the microphone at a rally in downtown Seattle. The women are co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter. Elaine Thompson AP
Marissa Johnson, left, speaks as Mara Jacqueline Willaford holds her fist overhead and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands nearby as the two women take over the microphone at a rally in downtown Seattle. The women are co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter. Elaine Thompson AP

Why it’s hard to get behind Black Lives Matter

August 30, 2015 01:08 PM