Check out this insightful op-ed published in Ebony by AAPF Associate Director Rachel Gilmer and Millennial Activists United Co-Founder Ashley Yates:
"MBK is a pretty good deal for cities like Ferguson looking to shore up their shoddy reputations with racial justice gestures on the cheap. To qualify, a city need not ban stop and frisk procedures, the killing of unarmed people of color or the use of military-grade weapons on citizens operating within their constitutional rights. It need not eliminate segregation and housing discrimination, or commit to replenishing public services and ensuring a living wage for workers. As the summit in Ferguson illustrates, MBK does more to provide cover for politicians than to provide meaningful change for communities of color."