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"I have an unerring faith in our young people; young folks of my son's generation who'll carry the baton of resistance and progress forward, as evidenced by the Black Lives Matter movements, for example. BLM is an exquisite and very necessary contemporary expression of an historical continuum. A sociopolitical and cultural response to, and rejection of, status quo. And as the parent of an African American man child, I'm compelled to be optimistic for the future, whilst simultaneously being very clear-eyed about the nature of the struggle that will continue. Africa-descended peoples have survived and flourished historically, in the face of barbaric violations. And history, likewise, demonstrates that ultimately, we will continue to flourish, no matter what. I have faith, take pride in and believe in that."